The article of March 7 in the Bee-Picayune about the El Camino Real de los Tejas (or known in English as the “Kings Highway”) is very interesting. However, there is a Camino Real that was not mentioned.
In the Handbook of Texas Online, about the town of San Patricio, it said, “They (the Irish empresarios James McGloin and John McMullen) eventually chose a townsite where the Camino Real from Goliad to Laredo and the Atascosito Road from Louisiana crossed the Nueces River.”
Another mention in the Handbook of Texas about the Corrigan settlement east of Skidmore said, “In 1835, the family built a home at a site on the San Patricio-La Bahia road.” The Corrigan settlement is east of Skidmore on the east side of the Aransas River at a natural crossing.
These two articles are about a Camino Real that passes through the southern part of Bee County. Just east of the Corrigan settlement site is a cemetery called Campo Santo, and it is even on the map, “The Roads of Texas.” That would be a good place to search for graves dating back to the Spanish era as proof.
Edwin Wallek Jr.