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

Goliad County

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
1. Goliad County Marker
Inscription.  First known to Spanish settlers as Nuestra Senora de Loreto, later called La Bahia del Espritu Santo.

Established as a mission in 1749. Became a strategic fort under Spanish, Mexican, Texas occupancy, 1810-1821, 1835-1836. Name changed to Goliad and created a Mexican municipality in 1829. Scene of massacre of Fannin and his command in 1836.

Organized as a county, 1836, with town of Goliad as the county seat.

Home of Confederate General Hamilton P. Bee. From population of 3,384 county seat sent several army companies to the Civil War.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2203.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 28° 38.73′ N, 97° 26.407′ W. Marker is near Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on U.S. 59, on the left when traveling east. 4 miles west of Goliad. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goliad TX 77963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Goliad County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
2. Goliad County Marker
8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mission Nuestra Señora del Rosario (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Rosario (approx. 0.2 miles away); Founding Site of First Baptist Church of Goliad (approx. 3.1 miles away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); John Mason Brewer (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bull Durham Tobacco Wall Advertisement (approx. 3.2 miles away); Goliad Tornado of 1902 (approx. 3.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Goliad (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goliad.
 
Also see . . .  Goliad County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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