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

King's Men Buried Here

 
 
King's Men Buried Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
1. King's Men Buried Here Marker
Inscription.  

Here were buried King's Men
massacred March 16th, 1836.

Erected by the Refugio Chapter
Texas Historical and Landmarks
Association.
A.D. 1934

 
Erected 1934 by Texas Historical and Landmarks Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1836.
 
Location. 28° 18.12′ N, 97° 16.965′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker can be reached from Santiago Street, 0.1 miles west of Elm Street. The Marker is located in the south western section of the Mount Calvary Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Refugio TX 78377, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King's Men Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Amon B. King and His Men (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Calvary Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Site of the Home of Captain Ira Westover (approx. half a mile away); Refugio City Hall
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(approx. half a mile away); Sally Scull (approx. 0.6 miles away); Empresario James Power (approx. 0.6 miles away); Refugio County (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Refugio. The series of fights that together make up the battle of Refugio occurred between March 12 and 15, 1836, during the Texas Revolution, at Nuestra Señora del Refugio Mission in Refugio County. In early March 1836 Carlos de la Garza and about eighty rancheros, serving as scouts and advance cavalry for Mexican general José de Urrea's invading army, raided the village of Refugio. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
King's Men Buried Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, January 20, 2021
2. King's Men Buried Here Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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