Refugio in Refugio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Empresario James Power
Power married twice, to Dolores (d. 1836) and later Tomasa Portilla, Spanish-born daughters of Empresario Felipe Portilla, and had seven children. He died at Live Oak Point, his principal home, in 1852, and was reinterred at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Refugio, about 1872.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1482.)
Location. 28° 17.792′ N, 97° 16.536′ W. Marker is in Refugio, Texas, in Refugio County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. In front of courthouse entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 808 Commerce Street, Refugio TX 78377, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Refugio County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Refugio County (here, next to this marker); Sally Scull (here, next to this marker); Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Amon B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Immigrants in Refugio (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mission Nuestra Señora del Refugio (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Refugio.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
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