Turtle Bayou Resolutions

Turtle Bayou Resolutions (HM14ZK)

Location: Wallisville, TX 77597 Chambers County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 50.266', W 94° 39.198'

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Near site of the signing of
Turtle Bayou Resolutions

Drafted and signed at Turtle Bayou on June 13, 1832; this first formal protest of Texas colonists against Mexican tyranny formed an early step in events that led eventually to the Texas Revolution of 1836.

The settlers were protesting recent restrictive laws of Mexico designed to limit immigration and trade between the United States and Texas, passed because Mexico feared losing Texas to the U.S.

In particular, citizens of Anahuac were enraged by unreasonable acts of Col. Juan Davis Bradburn, a local agent of the Mexican government. Alarm spread after Bradburn unjustly imprisoned several Texans, one of whom was William B. Travis, later Alamo hero.

Fighting broke out on June 9 and 12, 1832, between citizens and Bradburn's militia. Following this, the Texans met at Turtle Bayou to plan future action. Here they drew up resolutions censuring violations of Mexico's constitution by President Bustamante, encouraging resistance to his regime, and inviting all Texans to uphold the cause of civil liberty.

Signers of the document, most of whom later served with valor in the 1836 Revolution and in the Texas Republic, were John Austin, W. H. Jack, Hugh B. Johnson, Luke Lesassier, Wylie Martin, and R. M. Williamson.
HM NumberHM14ZK
Marker Number9136
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 340273 N 3301955
Decimal Degrees29.83776667, -94.65330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 50.266', W 94° 39.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 50' 15.96" N, 94° 39' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 228 White Park Rd, Wallisville TX 77597, US
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