Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
1843, He Fought to Gain
Erected 1962 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 371.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 29° 30.603′ N, 97° 27.024′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North College Street and Clay Street. The marker is located in the western section of the old City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matthew Caldwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. George Washington Barnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzales City Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of the Men of Gonzales High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gonzales Masonic Cemetery Veterans Memorial Amasa Turner (approx. half a mile away); William A. Matthews (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . . Bennet, Valentine (1780–1843).
Shortly after the death of his wife he made provision for his children and set out for Texas, where he settled at Velasco in November 1825. In 1832 he took a leading part in the battle of Velasco, where he was severely wounded in the face and hip. He moved to Gonzales in 1834 and in 1835 was one of the eighteen men who defied Domingo de Ugartechea's order in the battle of Gonzales. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on December 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
1. Valentine Bennet - State of Texas 1962 marker
This marker is a part of the State of Texas Historical markers for the War of Texas Independence. It also has information about the marker from the Atlas of Texas Historical sites including a Texas State marker number.
— Submitted December 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.
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