U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in Texas
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Mission Santíssimo Nombre de María

Founded Summer 1690
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Houston County

Personal Observations

I almost missed this marker on the side of Highway 21. The marker is by the bank to the Neches River and below was an unsightly collection of trash. No signs of the Mission remain except the marker.
Mission Art & Photo-Art


Mission Santísimo Nombre de María was the second mission established by the Spanish in East Texas. It was founded on the bank of Arcangel San Miguel River, now Neches River, in the summer of 1690. The Mission was built for the native Neches population, the mission opened in September 1690 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Mission San Francisco de los Tejas. The mission consisted of a straw chapel and a house for the priest. It was destroyed by a flood in 1692. Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria Today only a roadside marker notes the vacinity. The marker was placed in 1934.

Address and Directions

Highway 21
A few miles northeast of Mission Tejas in Houston County.

Photography Gallery

Marker for the Mission (left) and Camino Real, King's Highway (right).

Looking south.

Looking north.


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