Refugio in Refugio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Organized in 1835 into the Mexican municipality of Refugio. Created a county of the same name March 17, 1836, organized 1837. Named for the Mission "Our Lady of Refuge" established in 1791 to civilize and Christianize the Indians. Refugio, the county seat.
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4232.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1703.
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street when traveling east. Marker in front of courthouse entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Commerce Street, 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. Sally Scull (here, next to this marker); Empresario James Power (here, next to this marker); Refugio County Courthouses (here, next to this King and his Men (a few steps from this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Amon B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrants in Refugio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Refugio City Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. 3. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.