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San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Deer Park, about 25 miles (40 km) east of Houston
Harris County, Texas

San Jacinto Reenactment
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This battlefield and its monument commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto where the Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836.

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836. The battle was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution where troops headed by Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna and the Mexican Army.

An annual San Jacinto Day festival and battle reenactment is held in the month of April at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

The site includes the San Jacinto Monument, the world's tallest memorial column.

San Jacinto is the Spanish name for Saint Hyacinth, a 12th century Dominican missionary who spread Christianity through northern Europe. The Battle of San Jacinto takes its name from its location near the San Jacinto River.

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