The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 43
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Tenoxtitlan, Dream Capital of Texas
BY MEXICAN TROOPS IN 1832. IN THE
TOWN WHICH GREW UP AFTER 1834 MANY
PROMINENT TEXANS LIVED. THE PLACE
PASSED FROM THE MAP AFTER 1860.57
The monument stands on land originally granted to the heirs of
John Teal, at the point where Dam Creek flows into the Brazos
River. Northwest of the monument, along Dam Creek, is the site
of the Mexican settlement; just south of the point where Dam
Creek empties into the Brazos is the site of the fort; and on the
road off to the left, across a boggy creek, and in heavy underbrush
is the Mexican cemetery, where there are tumbled piles of red
brick and some traces of a wall or sides of graves. On the village
site there remain many pieces of pottery, mostly with flower de-
signs, lead rifle balls, and various kinds of bones.
The Burleson County Historical Survey Committee and the
Caldwell Chamber of Commerce presently hope to improve access
to the site, create a picnic area, and restore Fort Tenoxtitlan with
the assistance of the county commissioners and the state Parks
and Wildlife Department.
"1This inscription is also reproduced in Commission of Control for Texas Cen-
tennial Celebrations, Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate
the Centenary of Texas Independence (Austin, 1938), 124.
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