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Gonzales, Texas

Gonzales has often been called the "Lexington of Texas" because the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution was fought here. It was settled in 1825 by Green C. DeWitt, an American empresario from Missouri, who named it for Rafael Gonzales (then the governor of the joint state of Coahuila-Texas). The town was designed by the Mexican government. Interestingly, the streets were named for saints, and markers today show the original plan. As the current seat of Gonzales County, the city is the center of large pecan, cattle and poultry production.

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Masonic Cemetery

Located on Old Chappell Hill Road on the Chappell Hill's west side, this scenic cemetery contains grave sites of heroes from ...

Fayette County Lake Parks

PARK PRAIRIE PARK * Located on the north side of Fayette County Reservoir approximately 10 miles east of LaGrange. Take ...

Los Rios Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Amon G. Carter Boating

Both Selma and Big Sandy Creek parks have boat ramps. SELMA PARK * Located off Texas 59 south of Bowie. Turn south on F...

Texas Pioneer Trail

Columbus is one of many pivotal points along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering Washington, Fayette, Colorado and Austin counti...