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MISSION DOLORES A VISITA, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Zapata County, South Texas

US 83
About 11 miles North of San Ygnacio
21-22 miles South of Laredo

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Photographer's Note:
"There seems to be much confusion between Webb and Zapata Counties both in town locations and Centennial Marker locations.

Both this Dolores town sign and this Centennial marker are in Zapata County. They are maybe 1 mile apart about 21-22 miles south of Laredo on US 83, a few miles south of the Webb-Zapata County Line." - Barclay Gibson, January 09, 2012

(See Dolores, Texas in Webb County )
Mission Dolores A Visita Centennial Marker Text:

In the Vicinity of This Site was
Mission Dolores A Visita

Established in 1750 as a part of José de Escandons Project to Settle the Region and Civilize and Christianize the Indians.
TX - Site of Mission Dolores A Visita Centennial Marker showing text
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2011
TX - Site of Mission Dolores A Visita Centennial Marker

Full view of Centennial Marker
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2011

TX - Site of Mission Dolores A Visita Centennial Marker
Mission Dolores A Visita Centennial Marker
South, not north, of Laredo, in Zapata County

Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2011
Dolores Tx Road Sign
Road Sign in Zapata County showing Dolores
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson, September 2011
"Nueva Dolores is on high land above the Rio Grande just west of U.S. Highway 83 twenty miles south of Laredo in the northwestern corner of Zapata County. It is on land that originally belonged to José Vázquez Borrego, who established a ranch, Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Hacienda (also known as Nuestra Señora de Dolores), on the north bank of the Rio Grande in 1750. Nueva Dolores is two miles upriver from the original ranch headquarters, known as Dolores."
- From: John Hazelton, "NUEVA DOLORES, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvn65), accessed January 09, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
TX - Zapata County 1940s Map
1940s Zapata County map showing Dolores Creek near Webb/Zapata County line
(Above "ZA" in "ZAPATA")

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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