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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers


Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores

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Photograph from thesis, History of Education in Milam County by Mary Belle Batte - ca. 1936

Marker TitleSite of Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores
LocationNorth side of FM 908
Citynear Rockdale
Year Marker Erectedca. 1936
Text on MarkerEstablished by Franciscan missionaries in 1749 with the hope of civilizing and christianizing the Coco, Mayeye, Orcoquiza, Karankawa, and other tribes of Indians. The martyrdom of Padre Jose Ganzabal and the circumstances connected therewith caused the departure of the Indians and the friars and the removal of this mission to the San Marcos River in 1755. Reestablished in 1762 on the San Saba River for the conversion of the Lipan Apaches with the new name of Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba. Centennial of Texas Statehood 1845 - 1936
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - Aug 2003


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