At mid-afternoon April 21, 1836, two miles to the north, General Sam Houston with about 1,000 Texans in 18 minutes annihilated the 1,400-man army of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico.
Screened by trees and rising ground, . . . — — Map (db m125882) HM
In 1893, Madame Martha Fontaine-Besson who was at the World's Fair when the founders were promoting La Porte, decided to investigate the wonders of Texas. She journeyed to La Porte on one of the excursion trains from Chicago.
Madame . . . — — Map (db m133969) HM
Commanded (The Kentucky Volunteers) Company A, First Regiment at San Jacinto
Died at Houston, June 7, 1854
Erected by The State of Texas
"It is my desire that my body be buried on the battle grounds of San Jacinto . . . — — Map (db m126244) HM
Born in Tennessee in 1801
Died From an accidental
wound April 30, 1836 at
the home of Lorenzo DeZavala
Erected by The State
Signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence
First . . . — — Map (db m126262) HM
Name honors Lorenzo de Zavala, Vice President of Republic of Texas (Ad Interim, March 17-Oct. 17 1836).
Born in Yucatan and educated in the Seminary of Ildefonso, De Zavala was an Ardent Liberal who was jailed 1814-1817 for political . . . — — Map (db m119970) HM
In its early days, La Porte had little need for a city hall or jail. City Council meetings were held in various vacant buildings around town and the few lawbreakers were placed either in an old abandoned ice house or locked in a convenient box car . . . — — Map (db m53607) HM
"Five Points" is where five main roads converged on what was then the center of town. The roads, which started out as trails, were East Main, West Main, North Broadway, South Broadway and San Jacinto Streets. The spot became a reference point for . . . — — Map (db m133981) HM
Colorado-based land developers A.M. York, J.H. York, I.R. Holmes, and Tom Lee formed the La Porte Land and Town Company in 1890. They purchased over 1,000 acres of land in this area and began laying out town lots in the fall of 1891. Edward York . . . — — Map (db m51423) HM
The La Porte, Texas branch of the Harris County Public Library began in June 1921
with 110 books placed in the La Porte High School. In 1923, due to increased adult
patronage, the library was moved to quieter and larger quarters in the La Porte . . . — — Map (db m134158) HM
Lorenzo De Zavala
Born October 3, 1789
Died De Zavala's Point
November 15, 1836
First Vice President
Republic of Texas
Erected by the State
Member of Consultation . . . — — Map (db m126265) HM
A pioneer ferry of Texas under Mexico and the Republic. Established at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River, 1822, by Nathaniel Lynch, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists. Usual charges at ferries like this . . . — — Map (db m125910) HM
Dedicated to the memory of the men who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and later fought in the Army of the Confederacy
Andrew Jackson Berry, Henry P. Brewster, Sion Record Bostic, Moses Austin Bryan, Rev. Anderson Buffington, Thos. . . . — — Map (db m126246) WM
Many of the Mexican soldiers who escaped the initial bloodshed were taken prisoner.
After the Texans won the battle, they continued chasing down and killing Mexican soldiers. Few were allowed to surrender in the immediate aftermath. However, . . . — — Map (db m125954) HM
Roster Company No. 6
James Gillaspie Captain
Matthew Finch 1st. Lieut.
A. L. Harrison 2nd. Lieut.
R. H. Chadduck 1st. Sgt.
G. Grosby - J. S. Darling - Fielding Dedrick
W. L. Ellis - Hezekiah Faris - Wm. Ferrell
Wm. . . . — — Map (db m126245) WM
When the Rev. Nicholas Gallagher became third bishop of Galveston in 1882, most Roman Catholic priests in the Diocese were natives of other states or countries. Realizing the need for a diocesan seminary to train young Texans for the priesthood, . . . — — Map (db m51421) HM
The movement to set aside the San Jacinto Battleground as a patriotic shrine was begun in 1856, when a group of Texas veterans assembled here started a fund for a monument to the nine men who fell in the battle. In 1883 the . . . — — Map (db m126008) HM
The early policies of Mexico toward her Texas colonists had been extremely liberal. Large grants of land were made to them, and no taxes or duties imposed. The relationship between the Anglo-Americans and Mexicans was cordial. But, following a . . . — — Map (db m6702) HM
Near here on the afternoon of April 21, 1836, the army of The Republic of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston was drawn up to attack an invading Mexican army commanded by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. — — Map (db m125909) HM
Plaque on Front of Marker:
This heritage live oak, planted as a living memorial, marks the site of surrender of Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Texas. Dedicated to the heroes of . . . — — Map (db m126006) HM
The town of La Porte, developed in 1892, originally reserved a portion of the bayfront for a recreational park, known as Sylvan Grove. Following the panic of 1893, much of the bayfront was sold except for 22 acres that were retained as Sylvan Beach . . . — — Map (db m139614) HM
Two Days Before the Battle
This morning we are in preparation to meet Santa Anna. It is the only chance of saving Texas. From time to time I have looked for reinforcements in vain: We will only have about seven hundred men to . . . — — Map (db m126243) HM WM
1895 - The La Porte/Sylvan Beach Depot was constructed in downtown La Porte on East Main Street a short distance from Five Points.
1899 - The Depot became part of the Southern Pacific System and was known as the Galveston, Houston and San . . . — — Map (db m134004) HM
The Texas Army attacked in four divisions; the Cavalry on the right, commanded by Mirabeau B. Lamar; next, the Infantry under Lieutenant Colonel Henry Millard; the “Twin Sisters” cannon under Colonel Edward Burleson; the 2nd Regiment, . . . — — Map (db m125883) HM
Site Twin Sisters April 20, 1836
Cannon Presented by Citizens of
Cincinnati to Republic of Texas
In grateful appreciation of the efforts of the
citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio,
whose . . . — — Map (db m125950) HM
To the tune of “Will You Come to the Bower,” the Texans advanced; “Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!” was their cry. With cannons and gunshot, clubs and Bowie knives they fought — no quarter was given; the rout . . . — — Map (db m125908) HM
Within a few minutes the Battle of San Jacinto was over. According to General Houston's report 630 Mexicans lay dead on the field, 208 were wounded and 730 were taken prisoners. Money, arms and equipment were captured. The Texans had 9 killed and 30 . . . — — Map (db m125906) HM