Marker Details

Houston, Site Camp of General Sam

3523 Battleground Road (Independence Parkway)

La Porte , 77571

D.R.T. Marker No. 20 of 20; Louis Lenz Inventory # 13 of 71; approved by San Jacinto Chapter of Daughters of the Republic; monument in DeZavala Plaza area; NOTE per David Pomeroy: the original DRT marker #20 was replaced by the state as part of the 1937 monument landscaping project, the original marker was to be refaced & was removed, the disposition of the original DRT #20 marker is unknown, that marker is missing; per Jan DeVault: DRT archive, letters from L. W. Kemp Dec. 1938 confirms marker change; Official Highway Map of Texas Centennial Edition shows the original marker in photo montage; marker rescinded in 1937

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text:
No 20 Site "Camp General Sam Houston" Day after battle, Santa Anna was brought a captive by Joel Robinson and Sylvester.
Marker Type: D.R.T. granite
Historical Org: Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Rescinded)

Key Map Information: 499 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.213, 95 05.456

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 00320