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

Site of the Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga

 
 
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By Richard Denney, November 2, 2012
1. Site of the Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga Marker
Inscription.  First established at the site of La Salle's Fort on Garcitas Creek, Victoria County, among the Coco, Cujanes, Karankawa and other Indian tribes in 1722. Moved to Mission Valley, Victoria County, on the Guadalupe River among the Jaranames and Tamiques in 1726. Located on the present site in 1749 for the same Indian neophytes. Secularized in 1794. Here Franciscan friars attempted to civilize and Christianize even the cannibalistic Indians of the region.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3409.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location. 28° 39.419′ N, 97° 23.217′ W. Marker is in Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on Park Road 6 0.2 miles west of South Jefferson
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By Brian Anderson, April 7, 2019
2. Site of the Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga Marker
Marker is visible at the right of the walkway. Rear of Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga marker is visible beneath the tree to the left of the walkway.
Street (U.S. 183), on the right when traveling west. Located in Goliad State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Park Road 6, Goliad TX 77963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga (here, next to this marker); Aranama College (within shouting distance of this marker); Cattle Drive from La Bahia (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge James Arthur White and the Civilian Conservation Corps at Goliad State Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goliad Memorial Auditorium (approx. ž mile away); Presidio de Nuestra Seņora de Loreto de la Bahía (approx. 0.7 miles away); Don Rafael Antonio Manchola (approx. 0.7 miles away); Manuel Becerra (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goliad.
 
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By Richard Denney, November 3, 2012
3. Site of the Mission Nuestra Seņora del Espiritu Santo de Zúņiga Marker
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By Richard Denney, November 2, 2012
4. Information Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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