In this vicinity, at Paso Tomas on the Trinity, was the Spanish town Nuestra Senora del Pilar De. Bucareli (1774-1779) Indian troubles had caused Spain to move Louisiana colonists to Bexar (San Antonio). These people, however, pled to return to East Texas, and secured the consent of Viceroy Antonio Maria Bucarelo. Led by Gil Ybarbo (1729-1809), they built at the Trinity crossing a church, plaza, and wooden houses, and grew to a town of 345 people. But ill luck with crops, a few Comanche raids, and river floods sent the settlers farther east. Again led by Ybarbo, they rebuilt the old town of Nacogdoches, 1779. (1972)
Marker No. 11251
Aluminium 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Geographic: 31.074549, -95.701157
From Midway take SH 21 about 4 miles east to marker on north side of road, just west of Trinity Bridge.
Notes: The Bucareli was missing when we visited in 2012, I have no idea whether Grimes County has and plans to replace it
http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmadiso/bucareli.html This is a link to a picture of the marker as it once was