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

Felix de Leon

(1806-1850)

 

— Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —

 
Felix De Leon Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
1. Felix De Leon Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  Born in Texas; third son of the Empresario Don Martin de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Felix de Leon was held hostage on a pirate ship about 1822, to force his father to comply with buccaneer demands. Later he became active in Colony's affairs. A skilled Indian fighter, he served Texas' cause in War for Independence. His business was supplying horses, mules, and cattle to the New Orleans market.
Recorded-1972

 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6540.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesHispanic AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 28° 48.66′ N, 97° 0.533′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Smith Street and West Brazos Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker stands in the front row of markers in the De Leon family plot in Evergreen
Felix De Leon Marker in the De Leon family plot, Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
2. Felix De Leon Marker in the De Leon family plot, Evergreen Cemetery
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Cemetery. It is the third from the left. 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. Silvestre de Leon (here, next to this marker); Agapito De Leon (here, next to this marker); Don Martin de León (here, next to this marker); Fernando de Leon (here, next to this marker); Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon (here, next to this marker); John J. Linn (within shouting distance of this marker); Phillips-Sale House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fleming-Welder House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 264 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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