Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Franciscan Friars in East Texas
In 1716, Franciscan friar Isidro Felix de Espinosa and Captain Domingo Ramon led a second missionary expedition to Tejas. They established Presidio Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de los Tejas and six missions, three under the administration of Espinosa, and the remaining under the control of Father Antonio Margil de Jesus. Despite tolerant coexistence, the missionaries did not find success converting
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18269.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1690.
Location. 31° 36.104′ N, 94° 39.383′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is on South Pecan Street 0.1 miles south of East Pilar Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angelina (here, next to this marker); Governor Marquis de San Miguel de Aguayo (here, next to this marker); Governor Martin de Alarcon in East Texas (here, next to this marker); Captain Domingo Ramon (here, next to this marker); Chas. Hoya Land Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Home in Texas Owned by General Sam Houston (about 400 feet away); Gladys Hampton Building (about 400 feet away); Sam Houston's First Home in Texas (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Also see . . . Franciscans - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (THSA) (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.