Near Cost in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
First Shot of the Texas Revolution
here the first shot of the
was fired from a small cannon
by Texans under the command
of Col. John H. Moore
October 2, 1835
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 1867.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 26.324′ N, 97° 31.294′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Site of Cost School (within shouting distance of this marker); Dikes Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence Sarah Seely De Witt (approx. 5.1 miles away); Green Dewitt Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Santa Anna Mound (approx. 5.2 miles away); Gonzales Cannon (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cost.
Also see . . . Gonzales, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.