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

Fort Anahuac

 
 
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By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
1. Fort Anahuac Marker
Inscription. On this site first known as Perry's Point, a fort, established in 1830 by General Manuel Mier y Terán for the purpose of halting Anglo-American colonization was named Anahuac, the Aztec name of Mexico City, then the capital of Texas. The imprisonment here of settlers in Austin's colony brought the first open rebellion to Mexican rule in 1832.
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 9124.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 45.369′ N, 94° 41.28′ W. Marker is in Anahuac, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed roads within the park. Touch for map. Marker is located within Fort Anahuac Park on the west side of the park near the boat ramp. The marker is positioned a short distance off the road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1704 South Main Street, Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Anahuac (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert McAlpin Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Davis Bradburn
Fort Anahuac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
2. Fort Anahuac Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Barret Travis (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dr. N.T. Schilling Medical Office (approx. one mile away); Chambersea (approx. one mile away); Home of Thomas Jefferson Chambers (approx. one mile away); Lone Star Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anahuac.
 
Regarding Fort Anahuac. Conflict surrounding this fort lit the fuse for the Texas War of Independence from Mexico. See "Turtle Bayou Resolutions" marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From the Texas Almanac. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. From. (Submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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