The Statue of Gil Y'Barbo in Historic Nacogdoches

Picture of the Statue of Gil Y'Barbo in Historic Nacogdoches

The Statue of Gil Y'Barbo in Historic Nacogdoches


Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo (1729-1809) is the founder of present day City of Nacogdoches.
In 1779 by permission of the Spanish government Y'Barbo led a group of colonists to an
earlier mission settlement in East Texas and established the town around a central square
on the crossroads of the La Calle del Norte and El Camino Real. Y'Barbo's STONE HOUSE
(the Old Stone Fort), completed around 1790, was a focal point for early events in Texas
history including the Battle of Nacogdoches in 1832, an initial struggle in the movement
for Texas Independence.


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