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El Camino Real


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Spanish for the Royal Highway, also called Old San Antonio Road, the first "interstate" (actually international) highway system in North America. In this area Texas 21 follows the old route laid out about 1690 from St. Augustine, FL, to San Antonio and Mexico City.


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Sabine National Forest

Nearest entrance about five miles east on F.M. 353

San Augustine, TX Natural Attractions

Mission Se-ora de los Dolores de los Ais

Also known as Dolores Mission, was established 1716 by the Domingo Ramon expedition. Abandoned due to French invasion in 1719; restored in 1721 and became headquarters for Zacatecan missions in East Texas. Abandoned 1773

San Augustine, TX Missions

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance about 11 miles south on Texas 147

San Augustine, TX National Attractions

Ezekiel W. Cullen Home

An early judge of the First District Court of Texas, Cullen lived in this large house of Greek Revival style, the entire upper floor a ballroom; 1839

San Augustine, TX Historic Homes

El Camino Real

Spanish for the Royal Highway, also called Old San Antonio Road, the first "interstate" (actually international) highway system in North America. In this area Texas 21 follows the old route laid out about 1690

San Augustine, TX History

Things to do History near San Augustine, TX

El Camino Real

"The King's Highway;" first blazed in 1691 by Domingo Teran de los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas. Often called "Ol...

El Camino Real

Spanish for the Royal Highway, also called Old San Antonio Road, the first "interstate" (actually international) highway syst...

Ezekiel Airship

In 1902 an inspired preacher-inventor built an airship based on description in Biblical book of Ezekiel. Said to have flown b...

La Calle del Norte

Spanish for "The Street of the North," currently North Street in Nacogdoches, believed to be oldest public thoroughfare in th...