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Near Cost in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, June 20, 2009
1. Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution Marker
Inscription. Near here on October 2, 1835 was fired the first shot of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36 - the shot heard round the world. At Gonzales the Texans defied the Mexican government and refused their demand for the Gonzales cannon with the "Come and Take It" challenge until reinforcements arrived from other parts of DeWitt's Colony and from the colonies on the Colorado and Brazos. They then pursued the Mexicans from Gonzales to near this point and fired upon them with this cannon, driving them back to Bexar.

This shot started the revolution and was directly responsible for adding more territory to the United States than was acquired by the freeing of the original thirteen colonies from England.
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 1866.)
 
Location. 29° 26.335′ N, 97° 31.297′ W. Marker is near Cost, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 97 and State Highway 95 Spur, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 97. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cost TX 78614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old Eighteen
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By Brian Anderson, June 20, 2009
2. Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution Marker Inscription
(approx. 5.4 miles away); Andrew Ponton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Military Plaza (approx. 6 miles away); The Presbyterian Church (approx. 6 miles away); James W. Robinson (approx. 6 miles away); Gonzales Courthouse (approx. 6 miles away); Gonzales County Jail (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Gonzales - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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