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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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Atascosito, Texas Nearby Towns:
Liberty the county seat
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