Gonzales County, Texas

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Gonzales County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 18,628. It is named for its seat, the city of Gonzales.[1]


History Timeline

  • 1685-1690 France plants its flag on Texas soil, but departs after only five years.[3]
  • 1821 Mexico claims its independence from Spain. Anglos from the north settle in Texas and claim Mexican citizenship
  • 1825
  • 1828 When Jean Louis Berlandier visits, he finds settler cabins, a fort-like barricade, agriculture and livestock, as well as nearby villages of Tonkawas and Karankawas.

1st - Slavery is abolished in the republic.

  • 1831 The Coahuila y Tejas government sends a six-pound cannon to Gonzales for protection against Indian raids.
  • 1835
  • 1836
  • 1846, May 13 - The United States Congress officially declares war on Mexico.

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