Marker Details


3523 Battleground Road (Independence Parkway)

La Porte , 77521

D.R.T. erected the Sun-Dial in 1939; the W.P.A. constructed a platform in 1937 with three text inserts outlining the development of the battleground area through the support of the D.R.T and making reference to the Sun-Dial's placement; "Houston" magazine April 1938, page 8 reports on the design & plans, it notes that it is placed in the center of the Great Circle on the major axis between the monument & the head of the landing stairway.
Directions: West side of Battleground Road, DeZavala Plaza area, in Texian Camp, in the center of the Great Stone Circle, west of DeZavala Cemetery

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: (1) Erected April 21, 1939 by the San Jacinto Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas with a trust fund established 1853 by the late Texas Veterans Association

(2) The hours days and years of unfolding time shall never dim the spirit of liberty kindled on this field of battle
Marker Type: Monument, Sun Dial
Historical Org: Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Key Map Information: 499 T

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.222, 95 05.411

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 00326