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GOLIAD COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Goliad County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)

    GOLIAD COUNTY
    First known to Spanish settlers as Nuestra Senora de Loreto, later called La Bahia del Espiritu Santo.

    Established as a mission in 1749. Became a strategic fort under Spanish, Mexican, Texas occupancy, 1810 - 1821, 1835 - 1836. Name changed to Goliad and created a Mexican municipality in 1829. Scene of massacre of Fannin and his command in 1836.

    Organized as a county, 1836, with town of Goliad as the county seat.

    Home of Confederate General Hamilton P. Bee. From population of 3,384 county sent several army companies to the Civil War.

    Goliad County Courthouse
    TX Goliad County Courthouse
    Goliad County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Goliad County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Goliad
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  • Ander
  • Angel City ghost town
  • Berclair
  • Charco
  • Cologne ghost town
  • Fannin
  • Goliad county seat
  • Sarco ghost town
  • Schroeder
  • Weesatche
  • Weser

  • TX Goliad County 1940s Map
    Goliad County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Goliad County 1920 Map
    Goliad County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Goliad County 1907 Postal Map
    Goliad County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Goliad County 1874Map
    Goliad County 1874 Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Goliad County 1867 Map
    Goliad County 1867 Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Goliad County 1858 Map
    Goliad County 1858 Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Goliad County Centennial Marker
    US 59, roadside park about 4.5 miles West of Goliad
    Goliad County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
    Goliad County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
    Goliad County Tx Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009

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