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The population of Goliad is approximately 1,946 (1990), 1908 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 853 (1990), 739 (2010).

The amount of land area in Goliad is 3.932 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Goliad to Washington DC is 1406 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 114 miles. (as the crow flies)
Goliad is positioned 28.66 degrees north of the equator and 97.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Goliad location: west of Victoria in southeast Texas.

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Goliad history:

Goliad is the third oldest Spanish Colonial city in Texas. Many of the attractions and events are centered on historical happenings of the past. The first offensive action of the Texas Revolution happened in Goliad on 9 October 1835 when local colonists captured the fort and town. Goliad was also the site of the signing of the first Declaration of Texas Independence on 20 December 1835. The Goliad Massacre took place here on 27 March 1836.

The Mission Espiritu Santo and Presidio La Bahia, both established in 1749, comprise the only Spanish Colonial fort-mission complx left standing in the Western hemisphere.
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Goliad attractions:

Presidio La Bahia
Phone: 512-645-3752
The oldest fort in the Western United States and a National Historic Landmark. Living history programs are available. Please call for hours of operation.

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