—Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —Son of the Empresario Martin de Leon, founder of the De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Silverstre de Leon was active in the Catholic church, served as alcalde of Victoria, and had other commissions. An Indian fighter and soldier, he was taken prisoner by Mexican Army during Texas War for Independence. He owned and traded in vast herds of horses, mules, and cattle. He married Rosalia de la Garza; had two sons, Martin and Francisco.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 694305 N 3188671|
|Decimal Degrees||28.81098333, -97.00890000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 48.659', W 97° 0.534'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 48' 39.54" N, 97° 0' 32.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||361, 512, 713|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 506 W Brazos St, Victoria TX 77901, US|
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