Mission Tejas State Historical Park

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: April 1, 1995

Mission Tejas State Historical Park is on State Highway 21 in Davy Crockett National Forest twenty-one miles northeast of Crockett in Houston County. The 118-acre park was acquired from the Texas Forest Service in 1957 by legislative enactment. In the park is a replica of San Francisco de los Tejas Mission, believed to have been established at the site in 1690. The area is heavily forested with pines and several species of oak. Facilities include camping and picnicking areas, a small fishing lake, nature and hiking trails, and group shelters.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).
  • Religion
  • Catholic
  • Architecture
  • Missions
  • Presidios
  • Pueblos

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Mission Tejas State Historical Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mission-tejas-state-historical-park.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995