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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