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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mission San Antonio de Valero 1785

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
1. Mission San Antonio de Valero 1785 Marker
Inscription.  

Apache attacks caused a new stone wall to be built to enclose the Mission. A new unfinished stone church was started to replace the collapsed church of 1744. Mission population: 149 Indians.

George Nelson
Artist

Phil Collins
Sponsor

1. Unfinished Church
2. Temporary Church
3. 2 story Priest House with Courtyard and Arcade
4. Grainary with Textile Shop
5. Carpenter and Blacksmith Shops and Indian Houses
6. Irrigation ditch. The one through the Plaza was lined with Peach and Willow trees
7. Gate with Tower and 3 cannons
8. Row of Indian Houses with porches

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesNative Americans.
 
Location. 29° 25.574′ N, 98° 29.188′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Alamo Plaza and East Houston Street, on the right when traveling north on Alamo Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission San Antonio de Valero 1793-1835 (here, next to

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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
2. Mission San Antonio de Valero 1785 Marker key detail
this marker); Mission San Antonio de Valero 1744 (a few steps from this marker); The Alamo 1836 (a few steps from this marker); Mission Mill (and Millstone) (a few steps from this marker); The Alamo (a few steps from this marker); Spanish Mission and Military Post (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee Volunteers at the Alamo (a few steps from this marker); Gonzales Men at the Alamo (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
3. Mission San Antonio de Valero 1785 Marker
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By TeamOHE, December 25, 2018
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on January 11, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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