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Gotcher Trace

  Texas Historical Markers
La Grange, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 7' 35.36267000016", -96° 47' 31.88069000016"
    Texas State
Historical Marker
     Opened about 1828 by James Gotcher from Alabama, a settler on Rabb's Creek in present Lee County, as route from San Felipe, in Stephen F. Austin's original colony, to Bastrop in second or little colony. A short, exposed route to the upper settlements, this trace shared with nearby Wilbarger Trace the title of via Dolorosa of early Texas, as both were marked by tragedies. Gotcher moved to this area, and in 1836 six people of his family were killed and several captured during an Indian attack. At this point the trace is crossed by a 20th century road.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Gotcher Trace Historical Marker Location Map, La Grange, Texas