• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

Conquista Crossing

conquista crossing
Christopher Talbot
 

Conquista Crossing, Karnes County, Texas

This ford of the San Antonio River is located at a distinct bend in the river. According to information on an 1867 travel map, the ford seems to have been located at the junction of the Laredo Road and the road to Goliad County on the west bank. The route crossed the river to the east bank to join the road to Goliad. Therefore, by 1867 the ford sat at the junction of at least three roads, and two of these roads are designated routes of El Camino Real de los Tejas. The site has a remarkable degree of visual integrity, and several swales are evident on both sides of the river. This crossing may have been associated with Mission San Antonio de Valero’s Rancho de la Mora.

Time period: Not clear
Ownership: Private

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Did You Know?

Daughters of the American Revolution granite marker sits on El Camino Real de los Tejas

Throughout the 19th century, portions of El Camino Real de los Tejas, now a national historic trail, became known as the Old San Antonio Road and were used as immigration routes for people coming from the United States.