in a Pecan Shell
Originally an east-west Indian trail - La
Bahia extended from western Louisiana into southeast Texas. It later included
the towns of
Independence and extended to Goliad
- which was once known as La Bahia.
Brazos River was crossed near the mouth of the Navasota River in (present Grimes
County) and the Colorado River was crossed just north of present-day La
Grange where the city of Colorado
City was platted.
A portion of the trail was also known as the Opelousas
Road when it served as a cattle trail to take herds of cattle to market in
New Orleans (via Opelousas). Another portion of the road was known as the Atascosito
the first scenic highway in Texas, La Bahia
is now marked by signs identifying it numerically as Hwy 390 from Burton,
Texas to Washington.
Click on towns below
for travel detail:
A pastural scene on La Bahia Road