18 entries match your criteria.
Historical Markers and War Memorials in Refugio, Texas
Location of Refugio, Texas
► Refugio County (20) ► Aransas County (59) ► Bee County (16) ► Calhoun County (19) ► Goliad County (36) ► San Patricio County (19) ► Victoria County (31)
Touch name on list to highlight map location.
Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
|In the early morning of March 14, 1836, twenty eight Texans under Captain Amon B. King separated from Col. William Ward's command in the mission church and late that day in a wood on the west bank of Mission River a half mile below the town fought a . . . — — Map (db m34071) HM|
| African Americans were denied access to education while enslaved, but opportunities emerged after emancipation. The first African American school in Refugio was held in a shotgun building on the corner of Santiago and Osage Streets. The school, . . . — — Map (db m166443) HM|
| Members of the Texas Revolutionary Army, were shot, after being captured by Mexican troops, on March 16, 1836 — — Map (db m165521) HM|
|Home county of Texas Confederate Colonel A.M. Hobby 1831 - 1881Georgian. Ardent supporter of states rights and secession. Served Texas Legislature 1859 until resignation in 1862 to organize battalion for war. Commanded Hobby's 8th Texas Infantry . . . — — Map (db m33979) HM|
|Dennis Martin O'Connor, II, was born October 31, 1906, into a South Texas pioneer family, being the eldest son of Thomas and Kathryn Stoner O'Connor. He was the great-grandson of Thomas O'Connor, who emigrated from Ireland with the Power-Hewetson . . . — — Map (db m34078) HM|
|Born in Ireland, Colonial James Power came to New Orleans in 1809 and to Texas in 1823. With fellow Irish Empresario James Hewetson (1796-1870), he was awarded contracts to settle Irish Catholic and Mexican families between the Guadalupe and Lavaca . . . — — Map (db m33783) HM|
|The history of settlement in Refugio is closely associated with Ballygarrett, County Wexford, Ireland. Irish natives James Powers (c.1788-1852) and James Hewetson (1796-1870), both of whom immigrated to the United States in the early 19th century . . . — — Map (db m34027) HM|
|John Filmore Linney (1853-1924) and his wife Virginia (Lum) Linney (1854-1946), were both members of pioneer Texas families. His father, Col. John Linney had this house built for the couple in 1876, just two years after their marriage. John F. and . . . — — Map (db m34031) HM|
| Here were buried King's Men massacred March 16th, 1836. Erected by the Refugio Chapter Texas Historical and Landmarks Association. A.D. 1934 — — Map (db m165546) HM|
| In memory of the soldiers of the Army of Texas who were killed in action or captured and afterward slain as a result of the fighting at Refugio March 14, 15, 16, 1836 sixteen of whom are buried here Erected by the State of Texas Moved to this . . . — — Map (db m165527) WM|
| Initiated by the burial of 16 soldiers massacred during the Texas revolution of 1836. The bones of Capt. Amon King and his men - scattered on the Prairie - were buried by Refugio citizens. Later forgotten, the site was rediscovered in 1934. Grave . . . — — Map (db m165502) HM|
|This church traces its history to Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady of Refuge), a Spanish mission established in 1791 (30 mi. NE). The mission relocated here in 1795. The 1868 building was razed, and in 1901 an impressive Victorian/Romanesque . . . — — Map (db m33750) HM|
|Organized in 1835 into the Mexican municipality of Refugio. Created a county of the same name March 17, 1836, organized 1837. Named for the Mission "Our Lady of Refuge" established in 1791 to civilize and Christianize the Indians. Refugio, the . . . — — Map (db m33795) HM|
|The county and city of Refugio are named after the Spanish Mission de Nuestra Señora del Refugio (the Mission of Our Lady of Refuge) established here in 1795. The Spanish mission building served as Refugio County's courthouse at various times from . . . — — Map (db m33843) HM|
|Woman rancher, horse trader, champion "cusser." Ranched NW of here. In Civil War Texas, Sally Scull (or Skull) freight wagons took cotton to Mexico to swap for guns, ammunition, medicine, coffee, shoes, clothing and other goods vital to the . . . — — Map (db m33756) HM|
| Originally founded on January 31, 1793, by Fathers José Francisco Garza and Mariano Velasco, Franciscan missionaries, at the junction of the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers for the conversion of the Karankawa Indians. Removed to the present . . . — — Map (db m33751) HM|
|By tradition, camping place in March 1836, during Texas War for Independence, of Gen. Jose Urrea of Mexico. Strategically located, this was Urrea's staging area.
Capt. Amon B. King came from Goliad with his Texas volunteers to support the Refugio . . . — — Map (db m33704) HM|
| General Jose Urrea, governor of his native state of Durango, Mexico, was dispatched northeastward early in 1836 by Dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, to fight against the Texas colonists in their uprising for independence. Because of his . . . — — Map (db m134510) HM|