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Near Inez in Victoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort St. Louis

 
 
Fort St. Louis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
1. Fort St. Louis Marker
Inscription. Thirteen miles southeast of Inez is located the site of Fort St. Louis. First French settlement in Texas attempted by Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle in 1685. Devastated by the Karankawa Indians, burned by members of the Alonso de Leon Expedition in 1689. On its remains the Spaniards constructed Presidio de Nuestra Senora de la Bahia del Espiritu Santo, established by Joseph de Azlor, Marquis of Aguayo, and Father Fray Agustin Patron, O.F.M. In 1722 as a protection for the mission of Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga for the civilizing and christianizing of the Indian tribes of the vicinity. Moved to Mission Valley on the Guadalupe River near the present Victoria in 1726
Moved finally to Santa Dorotea now Goliad near the San Antonio River in 1749.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2020.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 28° 54.285′ N, 96° 47.493′ W. Marker is near Inez, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Farm to Market Road 444, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 59. Touch for map. Located at NW corner of gas station parking
Fort St. Louis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
2. Fort St. Louis Marker
Back of Fort St. Louis marker at gas station.
area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 FM 444, Inez TX 77968, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. La Salle's Texas Settlement article at Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. La Salle Expedition article at Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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