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  • ATASCOSITO, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Liberty County, Texas Gulf Coast
    Marker Location:
    Just NE of present-day Liberty, Texas
    on State Highway 146 and FM 1011

    Population: 0


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    Atascosito TX -  Three Markers
    Atascosito Three Historical Markers
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
    Atascosito - Not to be confused with Atascosita, the present-day development in North Harris County.

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Originally built as a Spanish military garrison to prevent the French from trading with Indians in east Texas and the troubles that would ensue from that trade. It later centered on the homestead of George Orr (see marker text). It later became a crossing / stopping point for travelers on the road from Goliad/ Refugio, Texas to Opelousas, After the development of the Texas cattle industry, the eastward portion of the road was used by cattle drivers to deliver beef to New Orleans.

    Today the three markers serve as a tombstone for the former town.
    Atascosito Tx Centennial Marker
    Atascosito Centennial Marker Text
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
    Atascosito Tx Centennial Marker
    Atascosito Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
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    Atascosito Tx - George Orr Marker
    Homesite of George Orr Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
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    Atascosito TX - BiCentennial Marker
    The 1857 date in the text of the bronze Liberty Bicentennial plaque should read 1757 not 1857.
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2011
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