Atascocita Trail

Atascocita Trail – “Alonzo De Leon, Spanish explorer used this route as early as 1690. In 1757 The Spanish built a fort and established the Atascocita settlement on this road to prevent French trade with the Indians. The Atascocita Trail was traveled extensively from 1750 until after the war of secession. It fell into disuse about this time because most of the travel went through Houston and Harrisburg and the cattle drives turned to the north.”

“The Atascocita Trail again serves as the most direct east-west route in this area. It will be interesting to know that these two bridges have the longest welded spans in the world.”

This marker is located on the east side of the McKay Bridge in Huffman, Texas