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Kenedy County
 

   

   Historical Marker    

 roadside marker commemorating Taylor's encampment

Under this tree General Zachary Taylor, commanding the Expeditionary Army
 of the United States sent to Texas in  1845, encamped on March 15, 1846,
 while en route with his troops from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande.


As they advanced further to the Rio Grande, Taylor's men stopped to camp at this site near Sarita, Texas.
The Texas Historical Commission roadside marker pictured here, commemorating that encampment, was erected in 1936.
It is located on the grounds of a rest stop in the middle of of Hwy. 77, about 7 and 1/2 miles south of the community of Sarita, in Kenedy County.

 

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