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

Agapito De Leon

(1808-1836)

 

—Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —

 
Agapito De Leon Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
1. Agapito De Leon Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Born in Texas; fourth son of empresario Don Martín de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and city of Victoria. Agapito de Leon was active in the colony's affairs, a Texas patriot during the War for Independence from Mexico, a skilled Indian fighter, engaged in cattle, horse, and mule business. He was assassinated by Mabry ("Mustang") Gray, leader of a gang systematically robbing Texans of Mexican descent, after close of War for Independence.
Recorded-1972

 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6538.)
 
Location. 28° 48.661′ N, 97° 0.533′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Texas, in Victoria County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Smith Street and West Brazos Street when traveling north. Touch for map. This graveside marker stands in the De Leon family plot in Evergreen Cemetery. It's the rightmost marker in the front row. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria TX 77901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Felix de Leon (here, next to this marker); Silvestre de Leon (here, next to this marker); Don Martin de León (here, next to this marker);
Agapito De Leon Marker, front row, far right, in the De Leon family plot, Evergreen Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, June 27, 2016
2. Agapito De Leon Marker, front row, far right, in the De Leon family plot, Evergreen Cemetery
Fernando de Leon (here, next to this marker); Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon (here, next to this marker); John J. Linn (within shouting distance of this marker); 1892 Victoria County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); De Leon Plaza (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHispanic AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2016, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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