Power-Hewetson Colony: Interpreting the Irish's Importance in Refugio and Aransas Counties and the Texas Revolution

Historical Map

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    This historical map shows all the historical markers, monuments, cemeteries, and a museum, that relate to the Power-Hewetson Irish colonists.  Only two of the historical markers mention the colonists as Irish immigrants.  The rest of the markers and monuments commemorate the colonists as Texans that participated in the Texas Revolution.  The map also lists hotels, gas stations, and restaurants. Other relevant locations for anyone interested in researching the Power-Hewetson Colony include the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Texas General Land Office, both in Austin, TX.  These places are not marked on the map because of their distance from Refugio and Aransas counties.

Refugio County Museum
102 W. West Street
Refugio, TX 78377

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building
1201 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701

University of Texas San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E Durango Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Texas General Land Office
1700 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701-1495

    The Texas soldiers need to be remembered as individuals to understand the reasons Irish immigrants moved to Mexico and fought for independence from Mexico. 
Created By: Kaitlin E. Wieseman
August 2011