The San Jacinto Campaign in Southwest Harris CountyAfter the fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, Gen. Sam Houston led the Texan Army in retreat from Gonzales. The Mexican army under Gen. Santa Anna followed eastward from San Antonio. On April 14, while Houston's army was north of him, Santa Anna led a division of his army from the Brazos River near present Richmond to Harrisburg. He crossed present southwest Harris County, then an uninhabited prairie, and reached Harrisburg (12 miles east of this site) on April 15. The Mexicans burned Harrisburg on April 17 and continued marching east.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 261573 N 3288722|
|Decimal Degrees||29.70575000, -95.46445000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 42.345', W 95° 27.867'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 42' 20.70" N, 95° 27' 52.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||713, 281|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-129 N 2nd St, Bellaire TX 77401, US|
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