Don’t Miss This Obscure East Texas Landmark
At first glance it might look like a 10 foot by 9 foot patch of grass. But the history behind it makes this obscure Texas landmark significant, and if you want to take a pic at that spot, it's not too far from Lufkin.
As you know if you've been to Wikipedia, The Republic of Texas was its own sovereign country that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846. The area east of the Sabine River was known as "no man's land," until leaders agreed to settle a boundary dispute in 1836 and they put down some international markers.
The last remaining boundary marker exists about 20 miles outside of Carthage and about 10 miles outside of the town of Deadwood, down Farm Road 31 near Louisiana Highway 765. Wide Open Country says it's the only international boundary that exists within the continental US, and it's the only remaining soil still belonging to the independent nation of Texas.
Texas is a great road trip state full of history and sights to see that are off the beaten path, and this is another obscure spot we can add to the list this spring.
Two things we know about that small patch of land: It's proof that Texas has some pretty rich history. And they will never build a Whataburger there.
We'll watch for your pics on social media!