A Texas flag flies above a light-colored stone wall.
Gonzales Memorial Museum. Photo by Michael Amador


This town was designed by the Mexican government. The streets were named for saints, and markers today show the original plan. Gonzales is known as the “Lexington of Texas” because the first skirmish of the Texas Revolution was fought here. Today, the town celebrates its place in Texas history with the Come and Take It Festival.

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