De Zavala Plaza

De Zavala Plaza (HMTE9)

Location: Channelview, TX 77530 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.2', W 95° 5.383'

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Name honors Lorenzo De Zavala, Vice President of Republic of Texas (Ad Interim, March 17-Oct. 17 1836)

Born in Yucatan and educated in the seminary of Ildefonso, De Zavala was an Ardent Liberal who was jailed 1814-1817 for political activities, in prison he learned English and became a medical doctor. In 1821 he was a member of the Cortes in Madrid, Spain, and later was Governor of a province of Mexico.

After Mexico won independence from Spain, he kept working for Democratic reforms. Loyal to the 1824 Constitution of Mexico. He opposed dictator Santa Anna, and moved to Texas to seek freedom. On March 2, 1836 he signed the Texas' Declaration of Independence. Later he signed the Republic of Texas Constitution.

Married twice, he had six children, The family honored his memory by keeping alive his ideals after his early death. The Legislature of Texas in 1858 named Zavala County in his honor.

Lorenzo De Zavala, many of his descendants, and some of their neighbors and friends were interred in the De Zavala family cemetery. On the plantation across Buffalo Bayou from this site. This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Vice President De Zavala, his family, and others buried in De Zavala Cemetery

HM NumberHMTE9
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 297932 N 3293282
Decimal Degrees29.75333333, -95.08971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.2', W 95° 5.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 12.00" N, 95° 5' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 Pr 1836 N, Channelview TX 77530, US
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