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    TRINIDAD, TEXAS
    AKA Spanish Bluff

    Texas Ghost Town
    Madison County, Central Texas S
    Marker Location: State Highway 21
    About 13 Miles NE of Madisonville
    3.5 Miles E of Midway

    Population: 0

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    Trinidad TX Centennial Marker
    Trinidad Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
    Centennial Marker Text

    Site of Trinidad

    Later known as Spanish Bluff. A fort and town as early as 1805. Captured by the Magee-Gutierrez Expedition in October, 1812. Near here the survivors of the Battle of Medina were executed in 1813. Inhabitants of the town were butchered by order of the Spanish commander and the town desolated.
    1936
    Trinidad played a small but very tragic role in the Spanish era of Texas history. Background information of the bigger picture can be found in the following articles:

  • Battle of Medina by Mike Cox
  • Magee-Gutierrez Expedition by Archie McDonald
  • Texas Filibusters by Jeffery Robenalt
  • Trinidad TX Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
    Trinidad TX Centennial Marker
    Site of Trinidad Centennial Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
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