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

Guadalupe River

 
 
Guadalupe River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
1. Guadalupe River Marker
Inscription. Discovered in this vicinity on April 14, 1689 by Alonso de León. Named in honor of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" patron saint of Mexico. Here at a ford, used since Indian days, Empresario Martín de León founded the town of Victoria in 1824.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6549.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 47.612′ N, 97° 0.75′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is on Business U.S. 77 south of West Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria TX 77901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Empresario Martín de León (approx. 0.4 miles away); Regan House (approx. half a mile away); 1892 Victoria County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); De Leon Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fernando de Leon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Silvestre de Leon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Don Martin de León (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
Location of Guadalupe River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
2. Location of Guadalupe River Marker

1. Guadalupe River article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Alonso De Leon article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016.
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