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

Bexar County Under Nine Governments

Bexar County Under Nine Governments Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, May 30, 2011
1. Bexar County Under Nine Governments Historical Marker
Where the Alamo fell in 1836 and General Twiggs surrendered the Department of Texas to State Troops in 1861, San Antonio and Bexar County are crossroads of Texas history.
Inscription. The administrative government of Bexar County, besides being the oldest in Texas, is distinguished by having served under nine governments.

The community served under Spanish rule from May, 1718, until January, 1811, when it was taken over by the revolutionary Casas regime. Only five weeks later, the counter-revolutionary Junta of Bexar overthrew the Casas government and eventually restored Spanish rule.

In April, 1812, however, the Republican Army of the North deposed the provincial Spanish government and declared independence from Spain. Five months later the Spanish regained control, holding Texas until 1821.

The fifth regime, First Imperial Government of Mexico was created when Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821. The emperor relinquished control to army leaders within two years, however, and the Republic of Mexico was established.

Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836, thereby establishing Bexar's seventh government, the Republic of Texas. In 1845, Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the United States and remained in the Union until 1861, when the southern states seceded to form the Confederacy. Following the Civil War, U.S. rule returned to Bexar County in 1865.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 400.)
Location. 29° 25.476′ N, 98° 29.731′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Dolorosa and Military Plaza, on the right when traveling north on Dolorosa. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Dolorosa San Antonio Texas 78205, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Moses Austin (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Governor's Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbed Wire (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Armas (within shouting distance of this marker); Zero Milestone Old Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remains of the Alamo Heroes (about 500 feet away); San Fernando Cathedral 200th Anniversary (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Additional keywords. San Antonio, TX
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 29, 2012, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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