“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Old Eighteen

The Old Eighteen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, September 20, 2018
1. The Old Eighteen Marker
On this site,
September 29, 1835
began the strategy of
the 18 Texians who by advising
with Alcalde Andrew Ponton, held
for two days 150 Mexican dragoons
sent to demand the Gonzales cannon,
allowing colonists time to mass
recruits for the Battle of Gonzales

Captain Albert Martin      Almond Cottle
Jacob C. Darst     Ezekiel Williams
Winslow Turner    Simeon Bateman
Wm. W. Arrington    Joseph D. Clements
Gravis Fulcher    Almaron Dickerson
George W. Davis    Benjamin Fuqua
John Sowell    Valentine Bennet
James B. Hinds    Charles Mason
Thomas R. Miller    Thomas Jackson

Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1835.
Location. 29° 28.963′ N, 97° 26.891′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County
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. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 197 and South St. Joseph Street (U.S. 183), on the left when traveling west on County Road 197. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gonzales Cannon (here, next to this marker); Santa Anna Mound (approx. half a mile away); Green Dewitt Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Sarah Seely De Witt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign (approx. one mile away); 1834 Homesite of Capt. and Mrs. Almaron Dickinson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Indian Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gonzales Cannon Burial Site (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
The Old Eighteen Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, September 20, 2018
2. The Old Eighteen Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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