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Karnes County Texas Historical Markers

 
El Fuerte del Cibolo Marker Area image, Touch for more information
By Larry D. Moore, August 11, 2018
El Fuerte del Cibolo Marker Area
Texas (Karnes County), Falls City — 1418 — El Fuerte del Cibolo
Near this site (about 2.5 mi. N on Cibolo Creek) stood the 18th-century Spanish fort of El Fuerte de Santa Cruz del Cibolo, usually called El Fuerte del Cibolo or El Cibolo. Built to protect the many Spanish ranches between San Antonio and La Bahia . . . — Map (db m121606) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Falls City — 12347 — Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
The second Polish colony in Karnes County, the village in this area grew out of a small settlement known as St. Joe and was formally established in 1873. At times the priest at Panna Maria would conduct services at St. Joseph School in what would . . . — Map (db m121602) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Karnes City — 6073 — Karnes County
Formed from Bexar County Created February 4, 1854 Organized February 27, 1854 Named in honor of Henry Wax Karnes 1812-1840 Conspicuous for gallantry at storming of Bexar Commanded a company at San Jacinto Texas Ranger . . . — Map (db m121656) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Karnes City — 2902 — Karnes County Courthouse
In 1854 Karnes County erected its first courthouse in the county seat of Helena, an important stage stop between San Antonio and Goliad. The original courthouse was destroyed in a storm about 1865 and a new stone courthouse was built in Helena in . . . — Map (db m121652) HM
Texas (Karnes County), Kenedy — 18233 — Gregorio Cortez
On June 12, 1901, Sheriff W.T. "Brack” Morris and deputy arrived at the Thulemeyer Ranch to question Gregorio Cortez (1875-1916) about a reported horse theft in Atascosa County. A shootout ensued, leaving Sheriff Morris dead. Cortez fled the . . . — Map (db m121759) HM

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