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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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