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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Naming of San Antonio

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
1. Naming of San Antonio Marker
Inscription. This marker commemorates the 275th anniversary of the naming of the site that became the city of San Antonio.

On the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, June 13, 1691, Padre Damian Massanet, Franciscan missionary and Governor Don Domingo Teran, leaders of a Spanish expedition to east Texas, encamped on the banks of this river, and here Padre Massenant celebrated the 1st Mass — Subsequently the city of San Antonio was established here in 1718.
 
Erected 1966 by Bejar Caravan No. 56 Order of the Alhambra.
 
Location. 29° 25.338′ N, 98° 29.324′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Villita Street and King Philip Alley, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Riverwalk north of Villita Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 Villita Street, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Articles of Capitulation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dashiell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Losana House (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of St. Philip's College
Naming of San Antonio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2015
2. Naming of San Antonio Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Little Church of La Villita (within shouting distance of this marker); The Acequias of San Antonio (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowen-Kirchner House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gray-Guilbeau House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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