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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Floresville, Texas
Location of Floresville, Texas
► Wilson County (37) ► Atascosa County (40) ► Bexar County (264) ► Gonzales County (57) ► Guadalupe County (50) ► Karnes County (18)
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Founding officer, Co. D, Texas Rangers.
Had uncles, brother, sons in Rangers and Border Patrol.
Wilson County deputy sheriff, 1896-1900; sheriff, 1902-1917.
While in office reared his family in the jailer's quarters.
Always was armed. . . . — — Map (db m118698) HM|
Home of Don Erasmo Seguin
who died here in 1857
By appointment of
the Spanish governor he inducted
Stephen F. Austin into Texas, 1821
to the Mexican Congress, 1824
On October 13, 1834
in a convention in Bexar
he . . . — — Map (db m130344) HM|
Predates church built 1732 by colonists who arrived 1731, led by Juan Leal Goras. They farmed and raised stock. Their villa, San Fernando, was first municipality in Texas.
Among unmarked graves is that of flamboyant Dona Maria Cavillo. . . . — — Map (db m77412) HM|
|This congregation was established by The Rev. John Washburn, who came to Texas from Illinois in 1877. He moved to Floresville to become superintendent of the Floresville Academy in May 1878. According to tradition, about 20 charter members attended . . . — — Map (db m130342) HM|
|The organizational meeting for the Floresville Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Agee on October 25, 1875. The Rev. Ichabod Kingsbury led in the congregation's formation and served as first pastor. The six . . . — — Map (db m130341) HM|
When this county was created in 1860 by the Eighth Texas Legislature, it was named for Texas patriot James Charles Wilson. A native of England, Wilson (1818-1861) left his homeland in 1836 and by 1839 had settled in Brazoria County, Texas. He . . . — — Map (db m117637) HM|
|Community in an area known by 1720 as land of the Cayopines, a Coahuiltecan Indian tribe. The site was important to Spanish missions of San Antonio, since here along the river their herds were pastured. For the herdsmen, adobe huts were built. After . . . — — Map (db m77421) HM|
The Flores de Abrego family came to the New World from northern Spain before the time of the American Revolution. During the 18th century, members of this family brought their cattle northward and established ranches along the San Antonio River. . . . — — Map (db m118697) HM|
A ranch chapel
visited regularly and maintained by
the Franciscan missionaries
of San Antonio
near the ancient settlement of
Las Islitas (now Graytown)
Attended by the Canary Islanders,
their descendants, Mexicans, Natives
and . . . — — Map (db m131925) HM|
| A fortified visita of Mission Espada, founded 1731 in San Antonio. Situated near Paso de las Mujeres ("Crossing of the Women"), an important ford on the San Antonio River, known to most parties obliged to travel between Mexico and San Antonio. . . . — — Map (db m77409) HM|
|An important landmark in downtown Floresville, this building dates to the earliest years of the 20th century. Although records have not been found to pinpoint the exact date of construction, it was built sometime between 1902 and 1907. A 1909 . . . — — Map (db m130343) HM|
Created February 13, 1860
Organized August 6, 1860
Named in honor of
James Charles Wilson
1816 – 1861
Member of the Mier Expedition
District Clerk of Brazoria County, 1844
Senator from Matagorda County
Floresville, . . . — — Map (db m117636) HM|
Constructed in 1884, this courthouse replaced one built soon after Floresville was chosen Wilson County seat in 1871. Designed by noted San Antonio architect Alfred Giles, this Italianate structure was constructed of bricks made in a local . . . — — Map (db m118723) HM|
built in 1887
Listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
— — Map (db m118699) HM|