Near Cost in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Shot of the Texas Revolution
here the first shot of the
was fired from a small cannon
by Texans under the command
of Col. John H. Moore
October 2, 1835
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 1867.)
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 October 2, 1835.
Location. 29° 26.324′ N, 97° 31.294′ 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 right when traveling west on State Highway 97. 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. Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Site of Cost School (within shouting distance of this marker); Dikes Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence (approx. one mile 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 . . . Gonzales, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 202 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.