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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cotulla, Texas

 
Clickable Map of La Salle 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 La Salle County, TX (20) Atascosa County, TX (42) Dimmit County, TX (2) Duval County, TX (4) Frio County, TX (11) McMullen County, TX (17) Webb County, TX (35)  LaSalleCounty(20) La Salle County (20)  AtascosaCounty(42) Atascosa County (42)  DimmitCounty(2) Dimmit County (2)  DuvalCounty(4) Duval County (4)  FrioCounty(11) Frio County (11)  McMullenCounty(17) McMullen County (17)  WebbCounty(35) Webb County (35)
Cotulla is the county seat for La Salle County
Cotulla is in La Salle County
      La Salle County (20)  
ADJACENT TO LA SALLE COUNTY
      Atascosa County (42)  
      Dimmit County (2)  
      Duval County (4)  
      Frio County (11)  
      McMullen County (17)  
      Webb County (35)  
 
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1Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8128 — Capt. Jasper N. Daniel(Oct. 16, 1830 - Aug. 4, 1901)
A Georgia native who migrated to Austin County, Texas, in 1853, Jasper N. Daniel was elected to the State Legislature in 1859. During the Civil War (1861-65), he was a Captain in the Confederate Army. In 1884 Daniel moved with his family to Cotulla. . . . Map (db m202903) HM
2Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — City of Cotulla Historic District
The District, bounded by Kerr and Market Streets and Tilden and Carrizo Streets, has been placed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. In 1881, when the International & Great . . . Map (db m195551) HM
3Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8126 — Cotulla Cemetery
Land for this cemetery was first given by Joseph Cotulla, the town's founding father. The earliest marked grave is dated 1882. Numerous graves bear the date 1886. When smallpox struck La Salle County, many community leaders, including Joseph . . . Map (db m202902) HM
4Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8127 — Cotulla City Park
Polish immigrant Joseph Cotulla (1844-1923) migrated to present-day La Salle County in 1865. The town of Cotulla, founded in 1882, became the county seat in 1883, and Joseph donated land for the courthouse and city park. In its early years the . . . Map (db m118700) HM
5Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 15902 — Cotulla's First School
The International and Great Northern Railroad developed Cotulla in 1881, and the first school opened on this site in 1885, with classes for primary intermediate and advanced students. W.W. Sloan, M.P. Kerr and Joseph Cotulla were trustees, and S.F. . . . Map (db m202920) HM
6Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8131 — First Baptist Churchof Cotulla
In 1882 Joseph Cotulla, founder of the town, gave land for the Baptist Church building. About 1883 or 1884 a missionary, the Rev. W.D. Johnson, organized this fellowship. The congregation worshiped in the Methodist sanctuary until a frame building . . . Map (db m202911) HM
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7Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8132 — First Presbyterian Church of Cotulla
On September 4, 1884, the Rev. W. W. Killough, a visiting pastor, established this Presbyterian congregation. Members worshiped in the Methodist and Baptist churches before erecting their own church building in 1891, during the ministry of the . . . Map (db m118732) HM
8Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 112 — Kings HighwayCamino Real — Old San Antonio Road —
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and The State of Texas A.D. 1918Map (db m118735) HM
9Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8134 — La Salle County
The Presidio Rio Grande Road brought travelers to this area for centuries. In 1852 the U. S. Army built and garrisoned Fort Ewell, for protection. The first permanent settler, William A. Waugh, opened a rancho near the Cibolo Crossing on the . . . Map (db m117590) HM
10Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — La Salle County Veterans
This Tribute is in Honor of All La Salle County Veterans Whom Proudly Served Our Country World War I World War Il Vietnam Korea Desert Storm Afghanistan Iraq Grenada Panama "God Bless America" "Let Freedom . . . Map (db m202913) WM
11Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — La Salle County's First Artesian Well
For many years, water scarcity stunted settlements in La Salle County. Wells and windmills failed to solve the problem. In 1910, Joseph Cotulla explored and brought in artesian water from a depth of 2200 feet. Situated on his own ranch, the well . . . Map (db m118751) HM
12Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — Polish Immigrant Joseph Cotulla1844-1923
In 1881, when the International & Great Northern Railroads pushed through South Texas, rancher Joseph Cotulla offered part of his homestead in exchange for running the track through his property. He platted a town site with a central plaza and a . . . Map (db m118745) HM
13Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8125 — The Amanda Burks School
Amanda (Nite) Burks (1841-1931) and her husband William Franklin Burks (d.1877) moved their ranching operation to present-day La Salle County in 1876. After her husband's death, Amanda continued to run the ranch for over fifty years. Like many early . . . Map (db m202909) HM
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14Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8133 — The First United Methodist Church of Cotulla
The first Protestant church in Cotulla, this congregation was organized in 1881 as the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The first services were held in the home of John Freeman by the Rev. W. H. Keck. In 1883 the members built a frame . . . Map (db m118734) HM
15Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8135 — The Nueces River
. . . Map (db m202921) HM
16Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — The Old San Antonio Road
The Old San Antonio Road, popularly known as El Camino Real, is one of the state’s oldest and most significant of the trans-Texas routes and most famous of the early historic trails. Camino Real (royal road), variously known as the King’s . . . Map (db m118754) HM
17Texas (La Salle County), Cotulla — 8138 — Welhausen School
Designed by Austin architect Charles H. Page, this brick school house was completed in 1926 and named for County Judge G.A. Welhausen (1862-1944). Twenty-year old Lyndon B. Johnson came to Cotulla in 1928-29 and served as teacher and principal at . . . Map (db m202915) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022