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Near Goliad in Goliad County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Goliad County

 
 
Goliad County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
1. Goliad County Marker
Inscription. First known to Spanish settlers as Nuestra Senora de Loreto, later called La Bahia del Espritu Santo.

Established as a mission in 1749. Became a strategic fort under Spanish, Mexican, Texas occupancy, 1810-1821, 1835-1836. Name changed to Goliad and created a Mexican municipality in 1829. Scene of massacre of Fannin and his command in 1836.

Organized as a county, 1836, with town of Goliad as the county seat.

Home of Confederate General Hamilton P. Bee. From population of 3,384 county seat sent several army companies to the Civil War.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2203.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 38.727′ N, 97° 26.404′ W. Marker is near Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on U.S. 59, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. 4 miles west of Goliad. Marker is in this post office area: Goliad TX 77963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission Rosario (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mission Nuestra Seņora del Rosario (about
Goliad County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
2. Goliad County Marker
800 feet away); Santa Anna's Surrender Ratified (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Hanging Tree (approx. 3.3 miles away); Goliad Tornado of 1902 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Don Rafael Antonio Manchola (approx. 3.3 miles away); Regulators of Goliad County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of the Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goliad.
 
Categories. War, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil
 
 
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