Fernando De Leon Historical

Fernando De Leon Historical (HM1SZB)

Location: Victoria, TX 77901 Victoria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 48.659', W 97° 0.534'

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—Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —

Eldest son of empresario Martin de Leon. Came with parents from interior of Mexico to Texas, the northermost province, about 1800. Worked with his fathter in founding De Leon Colony and city of Victoria in 1820s. He was a commissioner of the colony and an Indian fighter. Loyal to cause of Texas freedom from Mexico, he was imprisoned by the Mexicans in Texas War for Independence.

A cattleman and horseman, he owned the famous "Escondida" Ranch.

Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 11th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 694305 N 3188671
Decimal Degrees28.81098333, -97.00890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 48.659', W 97° 0.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 48' 39.54" N, 97° 0' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)361, 512, 713
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 506 W Brazos St, Victoria TX 77901, US
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