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County
Goliad
Region
South Texas Plains
Population
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 347
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Towns
Schroeder, Texas
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Schroeder, Texas History:
Schroeder was settled by German immigrants in the 1840s. Because supplies were available in nearby towns, the first store was not built until 1887. This old store still sold groceries, gasoline and hardware in 1986. A school was built in 1870, a blacksmith shop in 1889, and a cotton gin and gristmill in 1895. The dance hall was built in 1890, and a Herman Lodge was chartered in 1894. The town was originally called Germantown, but because of the anti-German sentiments aroused by World War I, the thirty five residents changed the town’s name to Schroeder in 1918. The dance hall is still a popular area venue on Saturday nights; many famous singers have played there, including Ray Price, Ernest Tubb, and Tammy Wynette. Schroeder is located at the intersection of FM 622 and FM 2987, 15 miles northeast of Goliad and approximately 15 miles west of Victoria, Texas.
 
Schroeder Dance Hall:
Schroeder, Texas was established by German immigrants in the 1840s as Germantown; the first dance hall was constructed in the 1890s. The Schroeder Dance Hall is the second oldest dance hall in Texas. It hosts live Country and Texas music, and dancing. The hall sells beer, wine and setups; you may only bring in hard liquor. RV sites with hookups are available for $25 a night. Self-contained RVs may park overnight at no charge. Tent camping is prohibited. Call (361) 573-7002 to leave a message. Bookings and hall rental: (361) 573-7002. The dance hall is located in Schroeder at 12516 FM 622. Schroeder is located at the intersection of FMs 622 and 2987, approximately 8 miles north of Fannin, 15 miles northeast of Goliad, and approximately 12 miles northwest of Victoria, Texas. 
 
McMillan’s Bar-B-Q, Fannin, TX:  4-1
They serve wonderful BBQ, steaks and sides. The restaurant was featured in the Texas Monthly magazine.  (361) 645-2326. The restaurant is located in Fannin, Texas at 9913 U.S. 59. Fannin is located 9.5 miles northeast of Goliad, and 16.5 miles southwest of Victoria, Texas. Reviews  Fannin Texas Map; Click to Enlarge    Fannin Texas Area Map 
 
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site Information, Fannin, Texas: 
After the Battle of Coleto on March 20, 1836, Col. J.W. Fannin and 284 of his men surrendered to the Mexican forces of General Jose Urrea with the understanding they would be treated as prisoners of war. They were held at the Presidio La Bahia, located 1.4 miles south of the present day Goliad State Park. Colonel Fannin and the other wounded men were held in the fort’s chapel. Fannin’s room, now called the Flag Room, was located in the south extension of the chapel. On the evening of March 26, Mexican Colonel Portilla received orders from Mexican General Santa Anna to execute all the men he held at the fort. An hour after he received Santa Anna’s order, Portilla received an order from General Urrea requesting that Colonel Portilla, “Treat the prisoners with consideration, particularly their leader, Fannin, and to employ them in the rebuilding of Goliad.” On Palm Sunday morning, March 27, 1836, Portilla had 330 of the prisoners divided into three groups and taken to three different locations approximately 0.5 miles from the fort. All were then massacred, with the exception of 17 men whose lives were spared, and the 28 who escaped. The 40 wounded prisoners being held in the Chapel were taken outside and laid in front of the chapel doors. Colonel Fannin was blindfolded, taken outside and seated on a chair located adjacent to a trench by the Watergate. He made three requests; to have his possessions sent to his family, to not be shot in the face, and that he be given a Christian burial. He was shot last, and in the face, a Mexican officer took his possessions, and his body was burned with many of the other bodies in a mass grave. Francita Alavez, the Angel of Goliad and traveling companion of General Urrea, was one of the most compassionate people involved in the Texas Revolution. She pleaded and saved the lives of a number of men at Goliad, including 15 year old Benjamin Hughes. At Victoria she assisted in the escape of Isaac Hamilton after he escaped the Goliad Massacre. A beautiful stone obelisk honors Fannin and his men. Park amenities include a covered picnic pavilion, a picnic area, benches, a playground and an interpretive exhibit. The majority of this historic site is ADA compliant. The park hosts special events. For more park information read the brochure, watch the park video, and go to the Fannin Battleground SHS Home Page. Fannin, Texas is located on U.S. 59, 9.5 miles northeast of Goliad, Texas. (512) 463-7948. 734 FM 2506, Fannin, Texas 77960. Email  
 
Goliad State Park & Historic Site Information:
This 188 acre park is located in a historical area of Texas on the San Antonio River near the town of Goliad. Located within the park is the recently restored replica of the Mission Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, which was reconstructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The restored mission houses a museum. In 1931, the parkland was donated to Texas by the City and County of Goliad. The land was transferred to the State Parks Board in 1949. Through April the park grounds and fields along U.S. 59 are awash with blooming bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, phlox, lantana, and wine cups. Park entrance and camping fees apply. For more information read the December 2007 Park of the Month Article and Park Brochure, watch the Park Video, and go to the Goliad State Park Home PageFrom Goliad take U.S. 183/77A 0.25 mile to the park entrance.
 
Coleto Creek Reservoir Information:
The 3,100 surface acre lake was impounded in 1980 on Coleto and Perdido Creeks. The 3,100 surface acre lake has a maximum depth of 46 feet. The lake water tends to stay very clear due to the lack of agriculture in the area. The park offers exceptional bass fishing and birding. It is located on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. The reservoir and park are managed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority; (361) 575-6366; call for camping reservations. The lake is located 15 miles southwest of Victoria off U.S. 59 at 365 Coleto Park Road, midway between Goliad and Victoria, Texas. For more complete lake information, go to the Coleto Creek Reservoir Home Page. Lake Location Map  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map  Current Lake Level 
 
Guadalupe Delta Wildlife Management Area Information:
This 6,200 acre Wildlife Management Area was established in 1984 along the Texas coast between Houston and Corpus Christi. It consists of 6,200 acres of freshwater marsh which is subject to flooding from the Guadalupe River and its adjacent bayous. The WMA is divided into 4 units. Habitat includes natural and manmade coastal wetlands, riparian areas, and the adjacent uplands located in the vicinity of the delta of the Guadalupe and San Antonio Rivers. Due to the discharge of fresh water from the Guadalupe River, the bay salinity is extremely low compared to the salinity levels of other Texas bays. Endangered or threatened species inhabiting the WMA include the Brown Pelican, Reddish Egret, White-faced Ibis, Wood Stork, American Bald Eagle, White-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Whooping Crane, and the Texas Diamondback Terrapin. The area provides excellent forage for Neotropical songbirds, and serves as a breeding ground and nursery for red drum, Atlantic croaker, spotted seatrout, brown shrimp, white shrimp, blue crab, and other marine species. Activities include hunting, fishing, crabbing and birding. For more complete WMA information, go to the Guadalupe Delta WMA Home Page. From Victoria, take SH 185 southeast to SH 35. Go right on SH 35 and drive 1 mile to the entrance. The WMA is located 3 miles northeast of Tivoli.
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903. Calendar
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
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