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June 22, 2017

Site of Historic Crossing on the Sabine River

1970

SITE OF HISTORIC CROSSING ON THE SABINE RIVER

SH 21, TOLDEDO BEND, SABINE COUNTY, TEXAS

Sabine River Chapter, Tyler, TX

Historic Crossing on the Sabine River

In the spring of 1970 the Sabine River Chapter of Longview placed a granite marker at the historic crossing of the river for which the chapter was named. The marker was erected at the Sabine River Bridge on Highway 21, which has been known as El Camino Real, the King’s Highway, and the Old San Antonio Road. The river crossing, called Gaines Crossing and Pendleton Crossing earlier in its history, had been in use for more than four hundred years.

Location: 31° 27.727′ N, 93° 45.226′ W. Marker is near Toledo Bend, Texas, in Sabine County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in picnic area approximately half mile from Sabine River. Marker is in this post office area: Hemphill TX 75948, United States of America.

Historic Crossing on the Sabine River Marker

Picnic Area