Near Cost in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution
This shot started the revolution and was directly responsible for adding more territory to the United States than was acquired by the freeing of the original thirteen colonies from England.
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 1866.)
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° 26.335′ N, 97° 31.297′ W. Marker is near Cost, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 97 and State Highway 95 Spur, on the 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Shot of the Texas Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Dikes Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Cost School (within shouting distance of this marker); Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence (approx. 0.9 miles away); James Hodges Sr. (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sarah Seely De Witt (approx. 5.1 miles away); Green Dewitt Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Santa Anna Mound (approx. 5.2 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 Humble, Texas.)
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