Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site


Location  |  Victoria TX 

Year Completed  |  2012

Type of Project  |  Historic Preservation; Interior Renovation; New Construction

Services Performed  |  Full Architectural Services

Photos  |  Fisher Heck


Located about 10 miles east of Goliad, TX, Fannin Battleground aims to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of the 1836 Battle of Coleto Creek during the Texas War for Independence. On this site, Col. Fannin and his men fought for two days and ultimately surrendered and then later executed by Mexican forces. The 14 acre site, owned and operated by the Texas Historical Commission, includes a circular drive and parking lot around a stone obelisk that honors the spot where Fannin surrendered. At the north end of the site, nestled with large oak trees for shade are three structures: a historic bandstand with new interpretive exhibit space below, a restored group pavilion, and a brand new restroom restroom facility. Within the exhibit space, various interpretive panels tell the story of the significance of the Battle of Coleto Creek. The site was designated to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.