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San Antonio (Tex.)


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    • us: Villa de San Fernando (Tex.)
    • us: Villa Capital de San Fernando (Tex.)
    • us: San Antonio de Béjar (Tex.)
    • us: San Fernando de Béjar (Tex.)
    • us: San Antonio de Béxar (Tex.)
    • us: Béxar (Tex.)
    • us: Béxar (Mexico)
    • us: San Antonio de Béxar (Mexico)
    • us: San Antonio de Béjar (Mexico)
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      • found: Encycl. Americana, 1975 (San Antonio; Tex.: Spanish expedition discovered the San Antonio River on June13,1691 near a Couhuiltecan Indian village Yanaguana [no publs. in LC]; they named the site San Antonio de Padua [no publs. in LC]; no permanent settlement was made until 1718 a town, Villa de Béjar (later called Béxar) [no publs. in LC], a fort, Presidio de Béjar [no publs. in LC], and the Mission San Antonio de Valero (later known as the Alamo) were est. San Fernando de Béjar, was located a little west of Presidio de Béjar; by 1791 the three settlements, San Fernando de Béjar, Villa de Béjar, and Mission San Antonio de Valero had come to be considered as one, San Antonio de Béjar. Texas became a republic in 1836 and San Antonio was incorporated June 5,1837; in 1845 Texas was admitted to the Union)
      • found: Encycl. Brit., 1977 (San Antonio; Texas: f. 5/1/1718 on the site of a Coahuiltecan Indian village by a Spanish military expedition; in 1731 settlers from the Canary Islands laid out a town near the Spanish presidio (garrison), and together with the Mission San Antonio de Valero (also est. 1718 across the river) it became known as San Antonio de Béjar (Béxar))
      • found: Its Ayuntamiento. Troubles in Texas, 1832: p. 1 (Béxar, as San Antonio was known in 1832)
      • found: Columbia encyclopedia, 1963 (San Antonio; mission, San Antonio de Valero, and presidio, San Antonio de Béjar or Béxar founded in 1718; San Antonio was most important Texas settlement in Spanish and Mexican days)
      • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (ppl; 29°25ʹ27ʺN 098°29ʹ37ʺW)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [Old cataloging hdg.: San Antonio.]
      • [The following heading for an earlier name is a valid AACR 2 heading: San Fernando de Béjar (Tex.)]
    • Change Notes

      • 1979-06-25: new
      • 2010-05-12: revised
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