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The Birthplace of Texas Ranching

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Goliad County is known as, "The Birthplace of Texas Ranching", and includes the communities of Goliad, Weesatche, Ander, Kilgore, Schroeder, Weser, Charco, Berlair, Sarco, Riverdale and Fannin.

When looking for a destination for a family getaway,vacation or a Sunday drive.

"Remember Goliad"!

Goliad Market Days, which combines an arts and crafts fair, farmers market, and community festival, is held to relive Goliad's traditional role as a crossroads for commerce, beginning with the 1700s' Spanish-colonial trade from Mexico to Nacogdoches. The tradition continued throughout the 19th century, as Goliad was included on the routes for oxcarts, freight wagons, and stagecoaches.oday, Goliad Market Days is one of the largest and most popular street markets in South Texas. It is held on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., NOW YEAR ROUND, and it features more than 170 booths and vendors.

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Visit Historic Goliad!

Nestled in the San Antonio River Valley amongst magnificent old growth oaks, Goliad is a place of nature, history and heritage.

Goliad is home to the beautifully restored Presidio La Bahia and Mission Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit). Built in 1749, they represent the only Spanish Colonial mission-fort complex in existence in the Western Hemisphere and played crucial roles in Texas history.

The complex around the Presidio La Bahia is also home to the gravesite of Colonel Fannin and his men and to the birthplace of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

The Mission Espiritu Santo is located on the grounds of Goliad State Park. This 188 acre park on the banks of the San Antonio River offers outstanding recreational activities and facilities. The park is a stopping point on the Goliad Paddling Trail, a 6.6-mile river trail for canoes and kayaks that ends at the State Park.

No trip to Goliad would be complete without a visit to the charming Courthouse Square - home to the historic courthouse, restaurants, antique and gift shops, historical markers, and the famous hanging tree. Just south of the Courthouse Square, down Market St, is the start of the 2 mile "Angel of Goliad" Hike and Bike Trail.


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Activities and Attractions
With tons of history and great shopping, you won't be bored in Goliad.
History
Goliad is the third oldest municipality in Texas and one of the most historic places in the State.
Birding sites
Featuring an eclectic mix of eastern, western, and
south Texas thorn-scrub species.
Festivals
Goliad Market Days is the 2nd Saturday every month!
Shopping
Goliad has some of the most unique shopping in Texas!
Restaurants
Check out these places to eat in Goliad.
Lodging options
You can't see and do all of Goliad in one day,
so find a nice place to stay.
Services
A variety of services are available in Goliad.

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