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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rio Grande City, Texas
Rio Grande City is in Starr County
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W.W. II Veteran, POW and Survivor of the Bataan Death March
Gregorio Barrera was born in Rio Grande City in 1917 and volunteered to serve in the Army in 1941. He was assigned to the Philippines and was there when the United States declared . . . — — Map (db m119503) HM WM|
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Perhaps one of the oldest settlements in South Texas, Rio Grande City is located on lands once settled by Spanish colonizer José de Escandón in 1749.
The site was part of a ranching community known as "Rancho . . . — — Map (db m119501) HM|
In 1884 the Rev. R. M. Olivier, O.M.I., asked the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio to start a school in Rio Grande City. Three nuns were sent here and by 1885 were teaching 100 day students in a 3-room school. The Sisters of the . . . — — Map (db m119502) HM|
| In memory of the greatest
colonizer of northern Mexico
Who directed exploration from
Tampico to the San Antonio River,
laid out 23 towns, most of which
still exist, founded missions,
opened roads, and . . . — — Map (db m119498) HM|
An official Confederate port of entry, customhouse and major terminus of the cotton road to Mexico.
Cotton was the one great money crop of the South that could be sold to hungry European mills for cash for necessary arms, . . . — — Map (db m119499) HM|
Site of the Mission
San Agustín de
Laredo a Visita
Established in 1749 as a part of
José de Escandón’s project to
settle the region and civilize
and Christianize the Indians.
— — Map (db m119497) HM|
| Crushing defeat for partisan leader Juan Cortina who in late 1859 laid waste the lower Rio Grande Valley. Cortina's band of 450 were surprised here at daybreak by Maj. S. B. Heinzelman with U.S. Army troops joined by Texas Rangers recruited by . . . — — Map (db m36733) HM|
| Came to Texas in 1839 * served with Taylor's army in 1846 * married into the Garza family, pioneer settlers and large landowners in the region * Around his home, Rio Grande City grew up * Steamboats from Brownsville made the town a trading center * . . . — — Map (db m36748) HM|
|Formed from Nueces County
Created February 10, 1848
Organized August 7, 1848
Named for Dr. James Harper Starr
1809 – 1890
Pioneer Texas surgeon and Indian fighter
Located at Nacogdoches in 1837
Secretary of the Treasury
of the . . . — — Map (db m117573) HM|