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

Gonzales Cannon

 
 
Gonzales Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
1. Gonzales Cannon Marker
Inscription.  
On this site
September 29, 1835
the Mexican government troops
demanded the return of
the Gonzales cannon.
After two days delay,
awaiting recruits, the colonists
answered, "Come and Take It."

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 2214.)
 
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. Marker is on County Road 197 west of U.S. 183, on the right when traveling east. 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. The Old Eighteen (here, next to this marker); Santa Anna Mound (approx. half a mile away); Green Dewitt Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sarah Seely De Witt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign
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(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.
 
Also see . . .  Gonzales Come and Take It Cannon - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Gonzales Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
2. Gonzales Cannon Marker
Marker is located to the right. "The Old Eighteen" marker is located to the left.
 
 
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 542 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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