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Near Cost in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
1. Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence Marker
Inscription.  
Here was fired first gun for Texas Independence.
Oct. 2, 1835

Erected by the children of Gonzales city schools.
Apr. 21, 1903

 
Erected 1903 by Children of Gonzales City Schools. (Marker Number 2459.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is October 2, 1835.
 
Location. 29° 27.129′ N, 97° 31.544′ W. Marker is near Cost, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on State Highway 95 Spur, 1.1 miles north of State Highway 97, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cost TX 78614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dikes Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Cost School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Shot of the Texas Revolution (approx. one mile away); James Hodges Sr. (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sarah Seely De Witt (approx. 4.9 miles away); Green Dewitt Cemetery
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, June 20, 2009
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(approx. 4.9 miles away); Santa Anna Mound (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cost.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Gonzales - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
3. Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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