Gonzales, Texas        

 
 

Gonzales, the county seat of Gonzales County, is at the confluence of the Guadalupe and San Marcos rivers, on U.S. highways 90, 97, and 183 in the north central part of the county. View map. As the westernmost point of Anglo-American settlement and the closest town to San Antonio de Bxar, it was the center of much of the Texas revolutionary activity. On October 2, 1835, Texans resisted Mexican dragoons sent to retrieve the town cannon. Challenging the Mexicans to "come and take it," the Texans rallied around the gun and fought the battle of Gonzales, the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution.

Read more Gonzales History from the Handbook of Texas Online

Gonzales Then - Gonzales Now

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1930s   St. George Street   2004

1930s   St. Joseph Street   2004

1930s   St. Lawrence Street   2004

1930s   Plaza Hotel   2004

1930s   Bank   2004

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A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas, 1836 (Dear America Series)
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas, 1836 (Dear America Series)

The Immortal 32: Thirty-Two Men from Gonzales Answered the Plea from the Alamo
The Immortal 32: Thirty-Two Men from Gonzales Answered the Plea from the Alamo


Historic Towns of Texas: Columbus, Gonzales, Jefferson (Volume II), Vol. 2

Grandmother Stories from the Heart of Texas

Gonzales Co. Courthouse, 2001

Building the Courthouse 1893-1894

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Gonzales County Jail

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  1850 Census for Gonzales Co
  Texas Census 1820-90
  CSA Pension Applications
  Gonzales Co Message Boards
  Gonzales Co TXGenWeb
  Gonzales Co Archives
  Texas Death Records
  Social Security Death Index
  Texas Maps
  Texas Land Title Abstracts
  Texas Marriages, 1824-1850
  Gonzales TX County Wall Map
  Gonzales Co. Cemeteries

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