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

Silvestre de Leon

(1802-1842)

 

—Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —

 
Silvestre De Leon Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
1. Silvestre De Leon Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Son of the Empresario Martín de Leon, founder of the De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Silvestre de Leon was active in the Catholic church, served as alcalde of Victoria, and had other commissions. An Indian fighter and soldier, he was taken prisoner by Mexican Army during Texas War for Independence. He owned and traded in vast herds of horses, mules, and cattle. He married Rosalia de la Garza; had two sons, Martín and Francisco.
Recorded-1972

 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6544.)
 
Location. 28° 48.659′ 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. It's in the front row, second from the left. 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. Felix de Leon (here, next to this marker); Don Martin de León (here, next to this marker); Fernando de Leon (here, next to this marker);
Silvestre De Leon Marker in the De Leon family plot, Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
2. Silvestre De Leon Marker in the De Leon family plot, Evergreen Cemetery
Doña Patricia de la Garza 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. AgricultureHispanic AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
 
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