Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Round Top House
(across the street) of
Round Top House
The Citadel of Victoria. Built before the year 1836 by Placido Benavides, son-in-law of Martín de León. The house served as a place of refuge for the citizens of Victoria during the Comanche raid of 1840.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6563.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 28° 47.841′ N, 97° 0.421′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Juan Linn Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria TX 77901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Victoria's First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Church, Catholic (about 300 feet away, measured Home of Empresario Martín de León (about 400 feet away); 1892 Victoria County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victoria County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victoria County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Leon Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Federal Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . .
1. The Comanche Raid in the Handbook of Texas. The most terrifying Comanche raid in Southeast Texas. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. A biography of the remarkable Placido Benavides from the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.