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

1835 Attack at Sandies Water Hole

 
 
1835 Attack at Sandies Water Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
1. 1835 Attack at Sandies Water Hole Marker
Inscription.  

Native American raids were a major concern of DeWitt's Colony, which settled in this area after its 1825 establishment. To protect the colonists, Green DeWitt built a fort in Gonzales and requested troops and a cannon from Mexican authorities. In 1835, a party of thirteen French and Mexican traders, en route from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Mexico, camped at Sandies Water Hole (1 mi. E). A large group of what is believed to be Comanche attacked the party. The engagement lasted several hours, resulting in the death of all thirteen men. The colonists did not receive further protection from the Mexican government, and attacks continued at Sandies Water Hole into Texas statehood.
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16602.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 29° 22.845′ N, 97° 45.006′ W. Marker is near Leesville, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on State Highway
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80, 0.6 miles south of County Highway 114, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nixon TX 78140, 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. Gonzales - San Antonio Road (here, next to this marker); Rev. Alejo Hernández (approx. 2 miles away); Leesville School (approx. 2 miles away); Leesville Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Sandies Chapel Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away); Sandies-Dewville Community (approx. 3½ miles away); Dewville United Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rancho (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesville.
 
Also see . . .  DeWitt's Colony.
DeWitt's colony, one of the major colonies in the settlement of Texas, was established by Green DeWitt and James Kerr in 1825. Stirred by Stephen F. Austin's success, DeWitt petitioned the Mexican government to become an empresario as early as 1822, but was frustrated in his attempt. He was inspired to try again after the passage of the new federal colonization law of 1824 and after having met Austin, with whom he continued to have a close relationship. Austin's influence, together with Baron de Bastrop's helped DeWitt to petition the Mexican government successfully on April 7, 1825, for an empresario contract to settle "four hundred industrious
The 1835 Attack at Sandies Water Hole Marker is the marker on the right of the two markers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
2. The 1835 Attack at Sandies Water Hole Marker is the marker on the right of the two markers.
Catholic families...known to be respectable and industrious," and also any equally respectable families of Mexican nationals who "shall come to settle with us."  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on February 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view from the road of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
3. The view from the road of the two markers
The Historical road sign of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, February 21, 2021
4. The Historical road sign of the two markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 293 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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