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Willacy County Texas Historical Markers

 
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Santa Maria de Yciar, San Esteban, Espiritu Santu Mural
Texas (Willacy County), Raymondville — Santa Maria de Yciar, San Esteban, Espiritu Santu
In 1554 three Spanish ships heavily laden with $10 million dollars in silver and gold and 410 passengers ran aground in a stormy sea on Padre Island east of Willacy County. Karankawa cannibals murdered many of the survivors. In that same year, . . . — Map (db m118043) HM
Texas (Willacy County), Raymondville — 5814 — Willacy County
Formed from Cameron and Hidalgo counties Created March 11, 1911 Organized August 12, 1911 Recreated April 20, 1921 Reorganized August 3, 1921 Named in honor of John G. Willacy November 10, 1859 • September 19, 1913 Member of the . . . — Map (db m118039) HM
Texas (Willacy County), Raymondville — 18553 — Willacy County Courthouse
Several years after Willacy County formed in 1911, a courthouse was built by San Antonio Architect Henry T. Phelps in Sarita. Despite the elegant new courthouse, Sarita remained a remote, inaccessible location to many Willacy County residents. . . . — Map (db m117516) HM

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