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Goliad is one of our favorite small towns in Texas, with several important historic sites - such as Presidio La Bahia and Mission Espiritu Santo - a pretty park along the San Antonio River and a quaint town square.
It's also one of the oldest towns in Texas, having been occupied well before history started being recorded in this area, and played an important role in the Texas Revolution.
It was in Goliad that Col. James Fannin and his men were marched to a spot in a field near the Presidio and massacred by Mexican troops during the Revolution. A large monument now stands on the spot.
" Overview of Goliad attractions
" History of the Presidio la Bahia
" The Goliad Massacre
" Goliad's ghost stories
" Goliad golf courses
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Goliad is in South Texas at the confluence of three highways, US 59, US 183 and US 77/77A. Goliad is an easy drive from several larger cities, including Victoria, Corpus Christi and San Antonio.
The nearest airport is Victoria's. More options exist at the Corpus Christi airport, and San Antonio's airport is the biggest option available to fliers.
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" Goliad County Chamber of Commerce
" City of Goliad
" Goliad State Park (with Mission Espiritu Santo)
" Friends of the Fort
" Coleto Creek Park & Reservoir
" Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
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