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.
The 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 Trail.
the first scenic highway in Texas, La Bahia
is now marked by signs identifying it numerically as Hwy 390
from Burton, Texas
towns below for travel detail:
A pastural scene
on La Bahia Road