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Gonzales County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Brian Anderson, June 20, 2009
Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence Marker
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 2459 — Here was Fired First Gun for Texas Independence
Here was fired first gun for Texas Independence. Oct. 2, 1835 Erected by the children of Gonzales city schools. Apr. 21, 1903 — Map (db m118444) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Cost — 1866 — Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution
Near here on October 2, 1835 was fired the first shot of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36 - the shot heard round the world. At Gonzales the Texans defied the Mexican government and refused their demand for the Gonzales cannon with the "Come and Take . . . — Map (db m118445) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 3823 — Andrew Ponton Texas Heroes Square
Born in Virginia to William and Isabella (Mooreland) Ponton, Andrew Ponton came to Texas in December 1829 and settled in Green DeWitt's Colony, receiving a land grant near Hallettsville. He became active in area politics, and in 1834 he was named . . . — Map (db m36591) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 1634 — First Baptist Church of Gonzales
Pioneer Texas Baptist minister Z. N. Morrell organized the first Baptist congregation in Gonzales in 1841. It disbanded after about four years, but by 1847 a new congregation, led by the Rev. Richard Ellis and nine charter members, had taken its . . . — Map (db m123658) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 1756 — First Methodist Church of Gonzales
Circuit-riding Methodist preachers conducted worship services in this area as early as 1824. In 1841 the Rev. J. P. Sneed organized a Methodist church here as part of his circuit, which included Victoria, Port Lavaca, and Seguin. By 1843 the . . . — Map (db m123645) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2218 — Gonzales County Jail
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Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 2219 — Gonzales Courthouse
In county organized 1837, first courthouse burned 1893. This second one was built 1894-1896 at cost of $64,450. Headquarters for many Texas leaders; scene of important court decisions. — Map (db m123635) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 1735 — James W. Robinson First Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1800-1857)
First Lieutenant Governor of Texas James W. Robinson (1800-1857) Born in Indiana. Came to Texas in 1833. Elected lieutenant governor in November, 1835, Served as governor January to March 1836, then fought as a private in the Battle of San Jacinto . . . — Map (db m123611) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 3373 — Military Plaza
To comply with wishes of governor of Coahuila and Texas, the 1825 plans for Gonzales followed usual plans for Spanish towns. Surveyed by James Kerr, agent for colony's contractor, Green DeWitt, and Kerr's assistant, Byrd Lockhart. This was named . . . — Map (db m123661) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 13 — The Old Eighteen
On this site, September 29, 1835 began the strategy of the 18 Texians who by advising with Alcalde Andrew Ponton, held for two days 150 Mexican dragoons sent to demand the Gonzales cannon, allowing colonists time to mass recruits for . . . — Map (db m123671) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Gonzales — 12612 — The Presbyterian Church of Gonzales
On February 29, 1852, the Presbyterian Church of Gonzales was constituted with eight charter members, led by the Rev. Joel T. Case. The Rev. John McRae served as the first permanent pastor and the congregation held worship services once a month in . . . — Map (db m123660) HM
Texas (Gonzales County), Waelder — 5441 — The Town of Waelder
In 1875 and 1876, when the Galveston Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad built through Gonzales County, this town was laid out to serve as a shipping point for the surrounding agricultural and ranching area. Hopkinsville, a thriving community five . . . — Map (db m6978) HM

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