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Presidio Nuestra Senora De Loreto De La Bahia

Goliad, Texas
County of Goliad.
1 mile south of Goliad State Park on U.S. 183
National Register Number: 67000024
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TX-15 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum and active Church: www.presidiolabahia.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 24, 1967):
Constructed in 1749, this is perhaps the finest example in the country of a Spanish presidio. Spanish soldiers were garrisoned here to protect nearby missions; this post later played an important role in Mexican revolutionary efforts against Spain.

The Presidio is in excellent condition and continues to receive support and funding from the Catholic Diocese of Victoria, TX.

This NHL was declared a Texas State Archaeological Landmark on May 1, 2008 which provides additional legal protection to the site.

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