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PALISADA SPRING. Palisada Spring (also Palisade Spring or Springs) is in a wooded area just east of U.S. Highway 59 and nine miles southwest of Nacogdoches in southern Nacogdoches County (at 31°29' N, 94°43' W). The spring, which discharges into Bayou La Nana, was a favorite camping place for smugglers traveling El Camino del Caballo in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The waters of the spring fall from a high cliff or palisade, hence its name. In 1978 the average water flow was estimated at 1.1 liters per second.


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

"PALISADA SPRING," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.