Fannin Battleground State Historic Site, Fannin

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Fannin Battleground State Historic Site commemorates the Battle of Coleto Creek, a battle of the Texas Revolution, fought on March 19 and 20, 1836 between Texian forces commanded by Col. James W. Fannin and the Mexican Army commanded by Mexican General Jose de Urrea. Eventually surrounded and outnumbered, Fannin surrendered to the Mexican Army. He and his troops were executed several days later at nearby Presidio La Bahia.
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is located east of Goliad in Goliad County, Texas. The citizens of Goliad County donated the 14-acre battleground to the State of Texas around 1913. The state originally named it Fannin State Park. The site is currently operated by the Texas Historical Commission and features a stone obelisk, interpretive exhibit, group pavilion, and picnic area.

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  • My last stop of many years of touring the Texas Revolution sites. It's sad a highway runs through the original battlefield. This is an amazing place to stop. Its great to be able to tie it all...  more »
  • This site should not be missed. It is now a very nice park with a small exhibit that is one of the best I’ve seen at explaining what happened during this critical period in Texas history. This little....  more »
  • The historic information was great, will go back. The grounds don't seemed to be maintained as well as it once was. Hasn't been mowed but that could be for the wildflowers. It would be nice if it was restored to their original plans such a wonderful gift to visit though.
  • A simple yet appropriate memorial to those lost a Goliad. "Remember Goliad!"

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