Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Antonio: San Antonio to Gonzales Road

Texas wildflowers - Indian Blanket
Texas wildflowers - Indian Blanket

This road was created by Byrd Lockhart in the 1820s and used by Stephen F. Austin, reinforcements for the Alamo, and victorious troops after the fall of the Alamo. It was designated a historic site by the Texas Historical Commission in the vicinity of La Vernia, the Cibolo Crossing on the Gonzales Road, a rendezvous and marshaling point during the Battle of the Alamo. From land grants surveys and field notes, a path is being reconstructed through old Bexar County, east of San Antonio. The "Deaf Smith Oak Tree" designated by Texas Forest Service, is located adjacent to the road near the Cibolo Crossing (Smith reportedly use the tree as a lookout post to spy on Mexican Troops in 1835).

Watch our Texas Revolution: The 1835 Campaign video to learn more about the history of Texas Independence.  This video was produced for inclusion in our Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:


  • Bexar County
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 78000