Laredo in Webb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Created January 28, 1848
Organized March 16, 1848
Named in honor of
James Webb, 1792-1856
Attorney General and Secretary
of State of The Republic of Texas
Laredo, the County Seat
Founded in 1755 by
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 27° 30.448′ N, 99° 30.357′ W. Marker is in Laredo, Texas, in Webb County. Marker can be reached from Flores Avenue north of Houston Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near Webb County Courthouse west entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Houston St, Laredo TX 78040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Webb County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Jarvis Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Webb County. Webb County is in South Texas along the Mexican border. Laredo, the county's largest town and seat of government, is in the southwestern part of the county at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate Highway (Submitted on May 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. James Webb: Legislator and Judge. Webb represented the Travis-Bastrop-Fayette-Gonzales district as senator in the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth congresses, 1841–44, and served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee and as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He was a member of the Convention of 1845, which endorsed him for United States district judge for Texas. He became first judge of the Fourteenth Judicial District, which included Corpus Christi when the district was established in 1854, and was elected to the judgeship in 1856. (Submitted on May 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Tomás Sánchez de la Barrera y Garza, founder of Laredo. On May 15, 1755, Sánchez founded Laredo with his family and several others. In 1767, after settlers had received ranchlands and a charter from the Spanish crown, they elected as alcalde José Martínez de Sotomayer; but because of his lack of courage to defend against Indian attacks and his attempt to remove the settlers to the south (Submitted on May 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
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