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TRINIDAD, TEXAS
AKA Spanish Bluff


Texas Ghost Town
Madison County, Central Texas S

31 4' 11.8848" N, 95 42' 33.354" W

Marker Location: State Hwy 21
13 Miles NE of Madisonville the county seat
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:

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 TX Centennial Marker
Site of Trinidad Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

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
    More Texas Centennial


    TX Madison County 1920s Map
    1920s Madison County map showing Midway and Madisonville
    From Texas state map #10749

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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    East Texas
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    Trinidad, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Madisonville the county seat
    Midway
    Bucareli
    See Madison County

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