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Gonzales County, Texas


"The Lexington of Texas"

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Gonzales is approximately 7237 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,619 (1990), 2503 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gonzales is 9.045 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gonzales to Washington DC is 1381 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gonzales is positioned 29.50 degrees north of the equator and 97.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Gonzales Texas is the county seat for Gonzales County. It was settled in 1825 by Green C. DeWitt of Missouri. The first battle of the Texas Revolution was fought here, giving it a nickname of "Lexington of Texas." The city, itself, was named for Rafael Gonzales, who was, at the time, the governor of the joint state of Coahuila-Texas. The streets in Gonzales were named for saints. The city was also designed by the Mexican government. There are still markers showing the original plan for the community. Gonzales is a center for pecan, cattle and poultry production.
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