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

Guadalupe River

 
 
Guadalupe River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
1. Guadalupe River Marker
Inscription.  Discovered in this vicinity on April 14, 1689 by Alonso de León. Named in honor of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" patron saint of Mexico. Here at a ford, used since Indian days, Empresario Martín de León founded the town of Victoria in 1824.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 6549.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 14, 1689.
 
Location. 28° 47.612′ N, 97° 0.75′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is on Business U.S. 77 south of West Water Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria TX 77901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thurmond Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lorenzo Dow Heaton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Empresario Martín de León (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's Church, Catholic (approx.
Location of Guadalupe River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
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0.4 miles away); Site of Victoria's First Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Marker Faces the Homesite of John Joseph Linn (approx. 0.4 miles away); José María Jesús Carvajal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Round Top House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guadalupe River article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Alonso De Leon article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022