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By Steve Gustafson, June 11, 2010
Amon B. King Marker
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 152 — Amon B. King
In the early morning of March 14, 1836, twenty eight Texans under Captain Amon B. King separated from Col. William Ward's command in the mission church and late that day in a wood on the west bank of Mission River a half mile below the town fought a . . . — Map (db m34071) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 955 — Colonel A. M. Hobby/Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.
Home county of Texas Confederate Colonel A.M. Hobby 1831 - 1881Georgian. Ardent supporter of states rights and secession. Served Texas Legislature 1859 until resignation in 1862 to organize battalion for war. Commanded Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry . . . — Map (db m33979) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — Dennis M. O'Connor Public LibraryIn Memorium — 1906-1997
Dennis Martin O'Connor, II, was born October 31, 1906, into a South Texas pioneer family, being the eldest son of Thomas and Kathryn Stoner O'Connor. He was the great-grandson of Thomas O'Connor, who emigrated from Ireland with the Power-Hewetson . . . — Map (db m34078) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 1482 — Empresario James Power(1781-1852)
Born in Ireland, Colonial James Power came to New Orleans in 1809 and to Texas in 1823. With fellow Irish Empresario James Hewetson (1796-1870), he was awarded contracts to settle Irish Catholic and Mexican families between the Guadalupe and Lavaca . . . — Map (db m33783) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 2652 — Irish Immigrants in Refugio
The history of settlement in Refugio is closely associated with Ballygarrett, County Wexford, Ireland. Irish natives James Powers (c.1788-1852) and James Hewetson (1796-1870), both of whom immigrated to the United States in the early 19th century . . . — Map (db m34027) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 6484 — John and Virginia Linney House
John Filmore Linney (1853-1924) and his wife Virginia (Lum) Linney (1854-1946), were both members of pioneer Texas families. His father, Col. John Linney had this house built for the couple in 1876, just two years after their marriage. John F. and . . . — Map (db m34031) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 3886 — Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church
This church traces its history to Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady of Refuge), a Spanish mission established in 1791 (30 mi. NE). The mission relocated here in 1795. The 1868 building was razed, and in 1901 an impressive Victorian/Romanesque . . . — Map (db m33750) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 4232 — Refugio County
Organized in 1835 into the Mexican municipality of Refugio. Created a county of the same name March 17, 1836, organized 1837. Named for the Mission "Our Lady of Refuge" established in 1791 to civilize and Christianize the Indians. Refugio, the . . . — Map (db m33795) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 4233 — Refugio County Courthouse
The county and city of Refugio are named after the Spanish Mission de Nuestra Señora del Refugio (the Mission of Our Lady of Refuge) established here in 1795. The Spanish mission building served as Refugio County's courthouse at various times from . . . — Map (db m33843) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 4498 — Sally Scull
Woman rancher, horse trader, champion "cusser." Ranched NW of here. In Civil War Texas, Sally Scull (or Skull) freight wagons took cotton to Mexico to swap for guns, ammunition, medicine, coffee, shoes, clothing and other goods vital to the . . . — Map (db m33756) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — Site of Mission Nuestra Señora del Refugio
Originally founded on January 31, 1793, by Fathers José Francisco Garza and Mariano Velasco, Franciscan missionaries, at the junction of the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers for the conversion of the Karankawa Indians. Removed to the present . . . — Map (db m33751) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 5616 — The Urrea Oaks
By tradition, camping place in March 1836, during Texas War for Independence, of Gen. Jose Urrea of Mexico. Strategically located, this was Urrea's staging area. Capt. Amon B. King came from Goliad with his Texas volunteers to support the Refugio . . . — Map (db m33704) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Tivoli — 4120 — Preston Rose Austin(November 11, 1872 - September 29, 1929)
A far-sighted businessman who contributed much to the development of South Texas, Preston Rose Austin was born in Harrison County and grew up in Victoria County. After achieving prominence as a stock raiser, Austin became a partner in the Refugio . . . — Map (db m119457) HM

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