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Near La Porte in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

San Jacinto Battleground Park

 
 
San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
1. San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker
Inscription.
(part 1)
The movement to set aside the San Jacinto Battleground as a patriotic shrine was begun in 1856, when a group of Texas veterans assembled here started a fund for a monument to the nine men who fell in the battle. In 1883 the State purchased the first ten acres.

(part 2)
From its organization in 1891, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas became leaders in this work. They assisted in establishing the boundaries of the battlefield, placing granite boulders on significant sites, and induced the State Legislature to appropriate money for buying and improving the land.

(part 3)
In 1936 the State and Nation began the erection of the memorial shaft to honor all Texas heroes. In 1939 San Jacinto Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas, acting as trustees for the veterans, erected the sundial, thus completing the work started eighty-six years before.
 
Erected 1937 by Works Progress Administration.
 
Location. 29° 45.2′ N, 95° 5.41′ W. Marker is near La Porte, Texas, in Harris County. Touch for map. Marker is located within the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3523 Independence Parkway, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker Part 1 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
2. San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker Part 1
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millard's Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Roster Company No. 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo De Zavala (within shouting distance of this marker); De Zavala Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); David Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Jefferson Duncan (within shouting distance of this marker); Burleson's Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Men who fought at San Jacinto and in Army of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Also see . . .  San Jacinto, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker Part 2 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
3. San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker Part 2
San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker Part 3 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
4. San Jacinto Battleground Park Marker Part 3
The first of the Granite Boulders mentioned in the marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 8, 2012
5. The first of the Granite Boulders mentioned in the marker
Armillary Sundial mentioned in the marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
6. Armillary Sundial mentioned in the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on November 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   6. submitted on March 15, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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