Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

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Fannin Battleground State Historic Site


(512) 463-7948

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Fannin Battleground memorializes the brave soldiers who fought the Battle of Coleto Creek on this site in 1836 during the Texas War for Independence. After Col. James W. Fannin surrendered to Mexican forces, Gen. Santa Anna ordered him and his men executed in nearby Goliad, against the wishes of other Mexican commanders. The surrender, and unanticipated execution, inflamed the Texas cause, spurring the battle cry "Remember Goliad!" Visitors here walk the landscaped grounds, taking a moment to remember the men who helped forge Texas' destiny. The site is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Map of Fannin Battleground (TX)

Latitude, Longitude: 28.686390, -97.234004



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    Located about 10 miles east of Goliad, visitors today walk the landscaped grounds and view the impressive stone obelisk that honors the spot where Fannin surrendered. An interpretive exhibit, group pavilion, playground and picnic area are also on the 14-acre grounds.


The site is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.



From Goliad, travel east on U.S. 59 for 9 miles; head 1 mile south on FM 2506.

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(512) 463-7948