Marker Details

de Zavala, Site of the Home of Lorenzo [Replacement]

Zavala Point, 16530 DeZavala Road

Channelview , 77530

Louis Lenz Inventory # 15 of 71, site of the home of Lorenzo de Zavala, plank covered log house, the first in the Municipality of Harrisburg, built in 1829, served as a hospital for the wounded after the Battle of San Jacinto, where de Zavala died; per David Pomeroy marker reported as vandalized in February 2005; THC ATLAS gives date as 1968, that is marker #10637; Centennial marker broken in half by hurricane IKE at point damaged in 2005
Directions: Located at Zavala Point, across Buffalo Bayou from the San Jacinto Battleground; from downtown: east bound on I-10, exit 783, Sheldon Road, turn right on Sheldon, four tenths of a mile to 1st stop light turn left on Market St., one tenth of a mile turn right on De Zavala; one mile from Market turn right, no street sign, continue one mile, power lines run along left sided of road, concludes at Cemex plant gate; Cemex Plant is currently closed, special arrangements are required to access the marker site near the bayou

Key Time Period: To 1835 Indian/Mexican Territory

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: 1788 - 1836

Site of the home of Lorenzo de Zavala, 1788 - 1836. Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Vice president of the Republic of Texas. His plank-covered log house, the first in the municipality of Harrisburg. Built in 1829, served as a hospital for the wounded after the Battle of San Jacinto. Here de Zavala died, November 15, 1836.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936

Supplemental granite:

Official 1936 marker broken by

Hurricane Ike in 2008 and relocated

in 2011 to Lorenzo de Zavala Lodge

No. 1037 A F & A M in Houston.
Marker Type: Centennial Granite Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 499 N

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.725, 95 05.522

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10638