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Beef Trail
The Map labels the Beef Trail, or Beef Road, as the Opelousas Trail. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

BEEF TRAIL. The Beef Trail, or Beef Road, as surveyed by John R. Bevil, ran from Orcoquisac, or Liberty, Texas, to a junction with the La Bahía Road. Running northeast through the site of present Jasper, it crossed the Sabine River near that of Belgrade, Newton County. After crossing the Sabine, one branch went to Alexandria, Louisiana, and the other to Natchitoches, Louisiana. The name came from the fact that the road was used for driving cattle from Texas into Louisiana. The trail, which is supposed to have been surveyed about 1823, was abandoned soon after the Texas Revolution.

Robert Bruce Blake

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Handbook of Texas Online, Robert Bruce Blake, "Beef Trail," accessed November 19, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on April 24, 2017. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.