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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Willacy County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Willacy County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Willacy County, TX (6) Cameron County, TX (107) Hidalgo County, TX (45) Kenedy County, TX (5)  WillacyCounty(6) Willacy County (6)  CameronCounty(107) Cameron County (107)  HidalgoCounty(45) Hidalgo County (45)  KenedyCounty(5) Kenedy County (5)
Adjacent to Willacy County, Texas
    Cameron County (107)
    Hidalgo County (45)
    Kenedy County (5)
 
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1Texas (Willacy County), Raymondville — Alejandro G. Trevino
Alejandro G. Trevino No. 3.060,882 C.H.R. 141 Reg. Inf. Killed. in-action near Saint Etienne Oct. 8-10 1918 Map (db m172286) WM
2Texas (Willacy County), Raymondville — 14666 — Raymondville State Bank
Attorney and banker Charles Henry Pease (1873- 1933) came to the Rio Grande Valley from Michigan in 1907. With the help of local businessmen he organized the Raymondville State Bank, which opened on March 5, 1907. The first directors of the . . . Map (db m164536) HM
3Texas (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
4Texas (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
5Texas (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
6Texas (Willacy County), Raymondville — Willacy County War Memorial
In honor of those men and women who so nobly served our country we dedicate this memorial. We bow our heads at this moment and offer a silent prayer that they did not serve in vain.In memory of those that gave their all World War I . . . Map (db m164538) WM
 
May. 9, 2021