FANNIN Population- 94 Altitude- 143


A very small community located in eastern Goliad County. Named for James W. Fannin Jr., a Texas Revolutionary hero.

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site-

A handsome monument marks site where Colonel James W. Fannin Jr. and his men surrendered to the Mexican army after the Battle of Coleto Creek on March 20th, 1836. Though Fannin believed the surrender was on honorable terms, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna overruled the local Mexican commander's clemency petition and ordered the Texans (some 342) executed at Goliad about a week later.

The park is open daily. Facilities include water, rest rooms, electricity, and picnic accommodations. One mile south on Park Road 27.



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