Goliad County - Goliad, Goliad County, Texas
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Directions: from Goliad, take US 59 west about 4.5 miles to roadside park, north side of road.
Marker #: 5175002203
Year Dedicated: 1936
Size, type: Pink granite highway marker
Last reported condition: Star and wreath stolen; replace parts.
Goliad County - First known to Spanish settlers as Nuestra Senora de Loreto, later called La Bahia del Espiritu Santo. Established as a mission in 1749. Became a strategic fort under Spanish, Mexican, Texas occupancy, 1810 - 1821, 1835 - 1836. Name changed to Goliad and created a Mexican municipality in 1829. Scene of massacre of Fannin and his command in 1836. Organized as a county, 1836, with town of Goliad as the county seat. Home of Confederate General Hamilton P. Bee. From population of 3,384 county sent several army companies to the Civil War.
Decimal degrees:  N 28.645461   W -97.440366
Degrees, minutes: N 28 38.728   W 097 26.422
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 652434, Northing 3169701
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