The Fight for Texas


The first shots of revolt were fired in Anahuac, and the Turtle Bayou Resolutions were written in response to dissatisfactions of the Colonists. The struggle for independence involved 28 counties, across what we now call the Texas Independence Trail Region.

Chambers County, Texas: Timeline 1821-1837
Texas Independence Trail Region (TITR)

Texas Independence Timeline
Texas Independence Trail Region (TITR)

Historical Markers
In Chambers County, Texas

Fort Anahuac
TSHA - Handbook of Texas

June 10, 1832 – Anahuac, Texas
TSHA - First armed clash between Anglo Texans and Mexican troops.

June 12, 1832 - Turtle Bayou Resolutions
TSHA - Colonists united to write these in response to dissatisfactions with the Mexican rule. (TSHA)

Turtle Bayou Resolutions
The actual resolutions

June 22, 1832 – Anahuac, Texas
TSHA - Mexican general investigates Texans' restiveness

June 26, 1832
TSHA - Colonists were on a mission to secure a cannon to use against Mexican forces at Anahuac. A battle ensues and the Mexican garrison Velasco surrenders in prelude to the Texas Revolution

Anahuac Disturbances
TSHA - Handbook of Texas

Texas Revolution
TSHA - Handbook of Texas


Educational Resources

Texas Independence Trail Region
Details the struggle for Texas Independence, incorporating 28 counties from Chambers and Liberty counties (east of Houston), along the Gulf Coast to Refugio (south of Victoria) to San Antonio (Bexar County) in the west and to Washington County in the north.

Daughters of the Republic Texas Library
Contains materials pertaining to the history of Texas-in particular, the period of the Texas Republic-and associated fields. Books, documents, maps, photographs, periodicals, early newspapers, clippings, and family papers are among the materials found here.

Bustamante's Decree of 1830, and the Turtle Bayou Resolutions of 1832.

Texas General Land Office
Historic maps, files, and reports containing original Spanish and Mexican land titles and land grants in Texas after 1836

The Alamo
History, educational information, and resources, from The Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

San Jacinto Museum
History, educational information, artifacts, and resources about the Battle of San Jacinto, and the Texas Revolution


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