Fannin Battleground State Historic Site Article

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Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site in 2009.jpg
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site in 2009
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is located in Texas
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is located in the US
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Location734 FM 2506,
Fannin, Texas
Coordinates
FANNIN BATTLEGROUND STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

28°41′11″N 97°14′2″W / 28.68639°N 97.23389°W / 28.68639; -97.23389
Website Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
NRHP reference # 100000695 [1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 28, 2017

The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site commemorates the Battle of Coleto Creek, a battle of the Texas Revolution, fought on March 19 and 20, 1836 between Texian forces commanded by Col. James W. Fannin and the Mexican Army commanded by Mexican General Jose de Urrea. Eventually surrounded and outnumbered, Fannin surrendered to the Mexican Army. He and his troops were executed several days later at nearby Presidio La Bahia. [2]

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is located east of Goliad in Goliad County, Texas. The citizens of Goliad County donated the 14-acre battleground to the State of Texas around 1913. The state originally named it Fannin State Park. [3] The site is currently operated by the Texas Historical Commission and features a stone obelisk, interpretive exhibit, group pavilion, and picnic area.

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References

  1. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 2/27/2017 Through 3/03/2017". National Park Service. March 10, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, Site Snapshot". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Steely, James Wright. "Prologue, 1883-1932." Parks for Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal. Austin: U of Texas, 1999. 2-4. Print.

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