• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

Gaines-Oliphant House

gaines oliphant house
Christopher Talbot
 

Gaines-Oliphant House, Sabine County, Texas

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Oliphant House was built in 1818 and is one of the earliest pre-Republic, Anglo structures in Texas. The log house is the only surviving structure of James Gaines’ large plantation and ferry/tavern enterprise on the Sabine River crossing of El Camino Real de los Tejas. Gaines built the house for his in-laws.

Time period: 1800s
Ownership: Private (Daughters of the Republic of Texas)

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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.