Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution

Site of the First Shot of the Texas Revolution (HM28BU)

Location: Cost, TX 78614 Gonzales County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 26.335', W 97° 31.297'

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Near here on October 2, 1835 was fired the first shot of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36 - the shot heard round the world. At Gonzales the Texans defied the Mexican government and refused their demand for the Gonzales cannon with the "Come and Take It" challenge until reinforcements arrived from other parts of DeWitt's Colony and from the colonies on the Colorado and Brazos. They then pursued the Mexicans from Gonzales to near this point and fired upon them with this cannon, driving them back to Bexar.
This shot started the revolution and was directly responsible for adding more territory to the United States than was acquired by the freeing of the original thirteen colonies from England.
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HM NumberHM28BU
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 643390 N 3257524
Decimal Degrees29.43891667, -97.52161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 26.335', W 97° 31.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 26' 20.1" N, 97° 31' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5451 TX-97, Cost TX 78614, US
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