Details for Home of Empresario Martin De Leon (Atlas Number 5469006543)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5469006543


Marker Number 6543
Atlas Number 5469006543
Marker Title Home of Empresario Martin De Leon
Index Entry De Leon, Martin, Home of
Address Church & Bridge St.
City Victoria
County Victoria
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 694853
UTM Northing 3185227
Subject Codes Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; colonization
Marker Year 1936
Marker Location Church & Bridge St., Victoria
Marker Size 1936 Centennial Marker (gray granite)
Marker Text Born at Burgos, Mexico, 1765. Appointed Captain in the Spanish Army, 1790, for bravery displayed in Indian fighting. Received a grant in 1824 to settle 41 families in Texas. Established the town of Victoria. Received an additional grant in 1829 to settle 150 families. Died in Victoria, 1833. His colony was the only one in which Mexican customs and traditions prevailed. 1936