“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gonzales in Gonzales County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Jail Square

Jail Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
1. Jail Square Marker
Inscription.  First mapped in 1825 as "Market Square," but had become "Jail Square" prior to 1836 when Gonzales was burned by order of Gen. San Houston to prevent buildings and supplies falling into possession of oncoming enemy, Gen. Santa Anna.
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2710.)
Location. 29° 30.139′ N, 97° 27.152′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on St. George Street east of North St. Joseph Street (Business U.S. 183), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Confederate Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 St Lawrence Street, Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women of the Confederacy (here, next to this marker); Gonzales County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Square (about 400 feet away); First Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); James W. Robinson (about
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500 feet away); Gonzales Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Church Square (about 500 feet away); Andrew Ponton (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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