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By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
Fort St. Louis Marker
Texas (Victoria County), Inez — 2020 — Fort St. Louis
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 . . . — Map (db m95346) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6576 — 1892 Victoria County Courthouse
When Don Martín de Leon platted the original townsite of Guadalupe Victoria in 1824, he designated public squares, including one that would later be shared by city and county governments for many years. Victoria County built its first courthouse, a . . . — Map (db m95356) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6538 — Agapito De Leon(1808-1836) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot
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, . . . — Map (db m95852) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 12275 — Camp Henry E. McCullough
At the suggestion of Confederate Col. Henry McCullough, an area near this site north of Victoria, known as Nuner's Mott, was selected for the establishment of a military training camp in 1861. Troops from Bell, Bexar, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, . . . — Map (db m54305) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 12273 — De Leon Plaza
Originally called "Plaza de la Constitución" by Martin de Leon, the founder of Victoria, this square was included as part of an early 1830s survey of Victoria by Jose M. Carbajal, son-in-law of De Leon. Carbajal's survey expanded on the founder's . . . — Map (db m95352) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6542 — Don Martin de León
Founder of Victoria. Empresario of colonial grant from Mexico in 1824. Spanish cavalier, Indian fighter. First cattle baron of Texas. Born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1765. Died in Victoria in 1833. R.I.P. — Map (db m95674) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6539 — Doña Patricia de la Garza de Leon(1775-1849) — Pioneer Colony Co-Founder and Texas Patriot
Came from Tamaulipas to Texas (then northernmost province of Mexico) about 1800, to be at the side of her husband, Don Martin de Leon, as he sought to obtain a Spanish grant to establish a civilized colony here. With her family of ten children, she . . . — Map (db m95678) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6540 — Felix de Leon(1806-1850) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot
Born in Texas; third son of the Empresario Don Martin de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Felix de Leon was held hostage on a pirate ship about 1822, to force his father to comply with buccaneer demands. Later he became active . . . — Map (db m95814) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6541 — Fernando de Leon(1798-1853) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot
Eldest son of empresario Martin de Leon. Came with parents from interior of Mexico to Texas, the northermost province, about 1800. Worked with his fathter in founding De Leon Colony and city of Victoria in 1820s. He was a commissioner of the colony . . . — Map (db m95700) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6549 — Guadalupe River
Discovered in this vicinity on April 14, 1689 by Alonso de León. Named in honor of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" patron saint of Mexico. Here at a ford, used since Indian days, Empresario Martín de León founded the town of Victoria in 1824. — Map (db m95358) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6543 — Home of Empresario Martín de León
This marker faces the site (across the street) of the home of empresario Martín de León Born at Burgos, Mexico, 1765. Appointed Captain in the Spanish Army, 1790, for bravery displayed in Indian fighting. Received a grant in 1824 to . . . — Map (db m96286) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6101 — John J. Linn
One of De Leon's colonists. Merchant, alcalde, mayor. Member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Born in Ireland June 19, 1798. Died in Victoria October 28, 1885. R.I.P. — Map (db m96514) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 4234 — Regan House
Dominick H. Regan (1842-1927) was an Irish immigrant, Union Civil War veteran, and merchant in Corpus Christi and Indianola. He married Mary Hogan (d. 1894) and they became the parents of 13 children. Regan expanded his general stores to Victoria, . . . — Map (db m95351) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6544 — Silvestre de Leon(1802-1842) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot
Son of the Empresario Martín de Leon, founder of the De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Silvestre de Leon was active in the Catholic church, served as alcalde of Victoria, and had other commissions. An Indian fighter and soldier, he was taken . . . — Map (db m95756) HM WM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6572 — Tonkawa BankVisita of Mission Espiritu Santo
Campsite for Franciscans from Mission Espiritu Santo (La Bahia) bringing Christian teachings to Indians associated with Mission. Tonkawas and other tribes were in locality when first visited by the Spaniards, 1689. Indians were sought as converts . . . — Map (db m75076) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 5652 — Victoria County C.S.A.
Transportation, military and supply center in the Civil War. On one branch of the cotton road, which moved crop to Mexico for exchange on foreign markets for vital guns, ammunition, medicines and other goods. The 1861 vote favored secession 313 to . . . — Map (db m53504) HM

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