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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fannin, Texas

Clickable Map of Goliad County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Goliad County, TX (74) Bee County, TX (44) DeWitt County, TX (72) Karnes County, TX (33) Refugio County, TX (31) Victoria County, TX (114)  GoliadCounty(74) Goliad County (74)  BeeCounty(44) Bee County (44)  DeWittCounty(72) DeWitt County (72)  KarnesCounty(33) Karnes County (33)  RefugioCounty(31) Refugio County (31)  VictoriaCounty(114) Victoria County (114)
Goliad is the county seat for Goliad County
Fannin is in Goliad County
      Goliad County (74)  
      Bee County (44)  
      DeWitt County (72)  
      Karnes County (33)  
      Refugio County (31)  
      Victoria County (114)  
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1 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — A Site for the People
Historic Markers and Memorials The creation of what is now the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site began in 1913, when the Hanleys, owners of the land, deeded 10 acres to the state. The next year, a cement wall four feet high . . . Map (db m234640) HM
2 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — 322 — Battle of Coleto and Goliad Massacre
After the fall of the Alamo, March 6, 1836, Colonel James Walker Fannin, with about 400 soldiers, mostly volunteers from the United States in the Texas War for Independence, was ordered by Texas General Sam Houston to retreat from Goliad to . . . Map (db m116301) HM
3 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — Fannin Battleground Memorial
In Memory of James W. Fannin, Jr. and Fellow Patriots whose surrender here on honorable terms on Mar. 20, 1836, involved the sacrifice of their lives at La Bahia. Victims of treachery's brutal stroke, they died to break the . . . Map (db m234638) WM
4 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — From Battlefield to Picnic Grounds
People make the site their own Improvements to the site were made throughout the 1920s. A two-story bandstand was constructed and dedicated on March 2, 1928. People flocked to the location for community events such as picnics, parties, . . . Map (db m192340) HM
5 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — Lest We Forget
Fannin residents keep the memory of the battle alive The Battle of Coleto Creek was a harsh loss for the Texians. Although it did not inspire movies and books as the Alamo defeat did, it helped rally the Texian forces a few weeks . . . Map (db m192256) HM
6 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — People Make a Park
Community and Site Use The community has used the Fannin Battleground for joyful celebrations and gatherings as well as for remembering past sacrifices. Birthday parties, bridal showers, family reunions, barbecues, and dances have all . . . Map (db m192336) HM
7 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — Remember Goliad!Remember the Alamo!
A tragic defeat ignited support for Texas independence In 1836, a ferocious battle that shaped Texas history was waged on the open prairie where you stand today. On March 19, about 350 volunteer soldiers for Texas independence . . . Map (db m192264) HM
8 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — 4726 — Site of Battle of El Perdido
During 1810 - 1819 efforts to expel Spain from Texas, a bloody clash occurred here on June 19, 1817, between the forces of Col. Antonio Martinez, last Spanish governor of Texas, and a Mexican Republican Army of invasion that was on its way to . . . Map (db m131944) HM
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9 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — The Centennial
Brings a Pavilion to the Site In 1935, Texans prepared to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Texas Republic. Projects planned included improvements to the Fannin site. The most significant addition was the construction of a . . . Map (db m192346) HM
10 Texas, Goliad County, Fannin — 17170 — Union Missionary Baptist Church
In the 1880s, Baptists in Cologne, a Freedman's Colony, established what would become the Union Missionary Baptist Church. It is believed that the church's early trustees built the first church along Perdido Creek in 1884 and called it St. John. . . . Map (db m192233) HM
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Feb. 29, 2024