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

Fernando de Leon

(1798-1853)

 

—Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —

 
Fernando De Leon Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
1. Fernando De Leon Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Eldest son of empresario Martin de Leon. Came with parents from interior of Mexico to Texas, the northermost province, about 1800. Worked with his fathter in founding De Leon Colony and city of Victoria in 1820s. He was a commissioner of the colony and an Indian fighter. Loyal to cause of Texas freedom from Mexico, he was imprisoned by the Mexicans in Texas War for Independence.

A cattleman and horseman, he owned the famous "Escondida" Ranch.
Recorded-1972

 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6541.)
 
Location. 28° 48.658′ N, 97° 0.533′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Smith Street and West Brazos Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker stands in the De Leon family plot in Evergreen Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria TX 77901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon (here, next to this marker); Silvestre de Leon (here, next to this marker); Don Martin de León (here, next to this marker);
Fernando De Leon Marker in De Leon family plot image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
2. Fernando De Leon Marker in De Leon family plot
Fernando's marker is in the "front row", in front of his parents' markers. It's the leftmost marker.
Felix de Leon (here, next to this marker); Agapito De Leon (here, next to this marker); John J. Linn (within shouting distance of this marker); 1892 Victoria County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); De Leon Plaza (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHispanic AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016.
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