San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bexar County Under Nine Governments
The community served under Spanish rule from May, 1718, until January, 1811, when it was taken over by the revolutionary Casas regime. Only five weeks later, the counter-revolutionary Junta of Bexar overthrew the Casas government and eventually restored Spanish rule.
In April, 1812, however, the Republican Army of the North deposed the provincial Spanish government and declared independence from Spain. Five months later the Spanish regained control, holding Texas until 1821.
The fifth regime, First Imperial Government of Mexico was created when Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. The emperor relinquished control to army leaders within two years, however, and the Republic of Mexico was established.
Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836, thereby establishing Bexar's seventh government, the Republic of Texas. In 1845, Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the United States and remained in the Union until 1861, when the southern states seceded to form the Confederacy. Following the Civil War, U.S. rule returned to Bexar County in 1865.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 400.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence • War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 25.476′ N, 98° 29.731′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Dolorosa and Military Plaza, on the right when traveling north on Dolorosa. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Dolorosa San Antonio Texas 78205, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moses Austin (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Governor's Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbed Wire (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Armas (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Francisco Ruiz (within shouting distance of this marker); Zero Milestone Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remains of the Alamo Heroes (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Additional keywords. San Antonio, TX
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