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

The Urrea Oaks

 
 
The Urrea Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
1. The Urrea Oaks Marker
Inscription.  By tradition, camping place in March 1836, during Texas War for Independence, of Gen. Jose Urrea of Mexico. Strategically located, this was Urrea's staging area. Capt. Amon B. King came from Goliad with his Texas volunteers to support the Refugio townsmen, who were taken into the safety of Mission Nuestra Senora del Refugio. Then Lt. Col. William also arrived on March 13, and the "Battle of Refugio" began. Both King and Ward left protection of the Mission, and Urrea won final victories over them, capturing King's command on March 15 and Ward's on March 22.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5616.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 28° 17.188′ N, 97° 17.291′ W. Marker was near Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker was on U.S. 77, on the left when traveling south. One mile south of Refugio. Touch for map. Marker was 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 one mile of this
The Urrea Oaks image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
2. The Urrea Oaks
location, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mission Nuestra Señora del Refugio (approx. 0.8 miles away); Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Yucatan Soldiers' Burial Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (approx. one mile away); Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. (approx. one mile away); Refugio County Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Refugio County (approx. one mile away); Empresario James Power (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker destroyed by Hurricane Harvey will now be replaced.
In August of 2017 this marker was blown away by Hurricane Harvey. The Refugio County Historical Commission approved a replacement marker on January 22, 2019.
    — Submitted January 23, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 145 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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