Fort St. Louis

Fort St. Louis (HM1SQZ)

Location: Inez, TX 77968 Victoria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 54.285', W 96° 47.493'

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Thirteen miles southeast of Inez is located the site of Fort St. Louis. First French settlement in Texas attempted by Rene Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle in 1685. Devastated by the Karankawa Indians, burned by members of the Alonso De Leon Expedition in 1689. On its remains the Spaniards constructed Presidio de Nuestra Senora de la Bahia del Espirtu Santo, established by Joseph De Azlor, Marquis of Aguayo, and Father Fray Agustin Patron, O.F. M. In 1722 as a protection for the mission of Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga for the civilizing and christianizing of the Indian tribes of the vicintiy. Moved to Mission Valley on the Guadalupe River near the present Victoria in 1726; moved finally to Santa Dorotea now Goliad near the San Antonio River in 1749.
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 715328 N 3199439
Decimal Degrees28.90475000, -96.79155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 54.285', W 96° 47.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 54' 17.1" N, 96° 47' 29.58" W
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Area Code(s)361
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2871 Garcitas Creek Rd, Inez TX 77968, US
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