Tom Hedke Hail Repair - Gonzales, Texas
Gonzales is a city in Gonzales County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,237 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Gonzales County. Wikipedia
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Gonzales was the site of the first battle of the Texas Revolution on October 2, 1835. The internationally recognized sign of freedom, the Come and Take IT flag was born from that battle. Today, Gonzales is still rich in history, but we are much more. We are the home to the Texas Junior High School State Rodeo Finals every May and we have rodeos at our JB Wells Park Arena almost every weekend. If rodeo is not to your liking take a look at our outstanding 9 hole Golf Course or see the Come and Take It cannon at our Memorial Museum.
We’re not just about relaxation in Gonzales. We are business friendly too. Just ask Adams Extract, Southern Clay, Jim H. Wilson, or Tropical Fusions a few of the companies based here. We are the crossroads of the Eagle-Ford Shale Oil Field. Such oil companies as EOG, Lucas Oil, and Marathon Oil have made Gonzales their regional home. The Texas-Northern-Gonzales Railroad provides personal service you will never see with the large national railroads.
We invite you to “Come and Take It” and once you do, you’ll never let it go.
Gonzales, Texas "Come and Take It"
Gonzales, Texas History
Gonzales was established in 1825 on Kerr Creek, 2 1/2 miles east of the confluence of the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers. It was the capital of Empresario Green DeWitt’s Colony and was the westernmost Anglo settlement until the close of the Texas Revolution. The town was named in honor of Don Rafael Gonzales, provisional Governor of Coahuila, Mexico and Texas.
During the colonial period of 1825 to 1835 there were many problems with the Comanche and Tonkawa Indians. In 1831, the Mexican government sent Gonzales a six-pound cannon as protection against the Indians.
This cannon was used in the ‘Come and Take It’ Battle on October 2, 1835, firing the first shot in the Texas Revolution. General Sam Houston, while in Gonzales, learned of the devastating defeat of the Alamo from Mrs. Almaron (Susannah) Dickinson, who, with her baby and two servants, survived the siege. After learning of this event, General Houston gathered troops and began the famous ‘Runaway Scrape’, gaining time and mustering troops to eventually take a stand at San Jacinto where Santa Anna was defeated and Texas gained its freedom from Mexico.
On December 14, 1837, Gonzales County was created by the legislature from the DeWitt Colony, along with Guadalupe, Caldwell, Coma, Lavaca, Fayette, DeWitt, Victoria and Jackson counties. Gonzales became a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds, with Mexican families and Mexican families who were long-time residents of the area settling alongside the members of Green DeWitt’s Colony . The 1850s saw Germans and Czechs moving into the area and African-Americans coming with the development of plantations.
The Civil War period found about 20 volunteer military companies organized in Gonzales County. In 1863, the Confederate government commissioned a fort to be built in Gonzales as protection against inland invasion by Yankee troops. Fort Waul, C.S.A. an earthen embankment fort, was located on a prominent hill north of the city.
Cotton was a king in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Cattle drives made their place in Gonzales history, from the Civil War until railroads took over the transportation. Cow-and-calf operations still play a vital role in today’s economy while Gonzales is ranked as a top producer of eggs, broilers and hens. Other agricultural products from the county are hogs, corn, grain, hay, pecans, mushrooms and cactus and mineral production includes bentonite clay, sand, gravel, oil and gas.
Gonzales history brings tourists to the area, with the Old Jail Museum featured as the Visitor Information Center and the office of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture. Other tourism activities include the self-guided Walking and Driving Tours of the downtown historic district, Memorial Museum, Gonzales Pioneer Village Living History Center, Outdoor Interpretive Exhibits at Memorial Museum and Independence Park, Palmetto State Park along the San Marcos River, Lake Wood Park along the Guadalupe River. For group tour information, contact the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture at 888-672-1095.
Gonzales, Texas Chamber of Commerce - Courthouse
Gonzales is one of the most historic towns in Texas and where the first shot was fired in the battle for Texas independence! Whether you are here to follow the Independence Trail, visit our historic sites, see the wildflowers, shop for antiques or collectibles or try our famous barbecue, we invite you to stop by the Visitor Information Center at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Old Jail Museum and pick up information on all the sights to see here!
Gonzales, Texas City Seal
Gonzales, Texas Come and Take It!
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