"A Place to Be Remembered!" Goliad by Stephen-KarenConn

Goliad Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 20 photos

Goliad, Texas and Goliad State Park

Goliad is a picture-perfect South Texas town that looks much as it did a century ago. Although it is the third oldest municipality in Texas, Goliad is still undiscovered by the masses of tourists.

Early Spanish explorers list an Aranama Indian village at this site, then called Santa Dorotea. In 1749 Spain established a mission, and as was custom, a nearby presidio (fort) for protection. "Remember Goliad!" became a battle cry of the Texas Revolution after Col. James Fannin along with 342 of his men were massacred here.

  • Last visit to Goliad: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 5:25 PM

    another great page, how are things down south?

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 6:30 PM

    You've taken some very lovely photographs here and I always enjoy your travel tips.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2004 at 5:26 AM

    Love these places that I've never heard of that you dig up!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2004 at 8:43 PM

    What a story. History is so compelling. Great tips, especially the restaurant tip. Enjoyable, interesting, helpful, and well written. Thanks ever so much.

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