Victoria in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home of Empresario Martín de León
(across the street) of the
home of empresario
Martín de León
Born at Burgos, Mexico, 1765. Appointed Captain in the Spanish Army, 1790, for bravery displayed in Indian fighting. Received a grant in 1824 to settle 41 families in Texas. Established the town of Victoria. Received an additional grant in 1829 to settle 150 families. Died in Victoria, 1833. His colony was the only one in which Mexican customs and traditions prevailed.
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 6543.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
Location. 28° 47.817′ N, 97° 0.484′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and South Bridge Street, on the right when traveling west on West Church Street. 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 Lorenzo Dow Heaton House (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary's Church, Catholic (within shouting distance of this marker); This Marker Faces the Homesite of John Joseph Linn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Victoria's First Church (about 300 feet away); Site of Round Top House (about 400 feet away); José María Jesús Carvajal (about 400 feet away); Fossati's Delicatessen (about 400 feet away); Mundt Place (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
More about this marker. This marker is across the street from St. Mary's Catholic Church. The De Leon family donated their property so the church could be built.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.