• Mission San Jose

    El Camino Real de los Tejas

    National Historic Trail TX,LA

Jesús Treviño Fort and Ranch

Jesus Trevino Ranch & Fort
Christopher Talbot

Jesús Treviño Fort and Ranch, Zapata County, Texas

The Jesús Treviño Rancho is a fortified home in the small town of San Ignacio, Texas, located on the banks of the Río Grande. Jesus Treviño, founder of San Ygnacio, built this 100- by 140-foot sandstone home in 1830, safeguarding family and neighbors during frequent Indian raids. The house became known as Fort Treviño. Later son-in-law Blas Maria Uribe built the loop holed fort, and in 1851 he had a native stone made into a polished sundial that was set into the north wall of the fort. San Ygnacio became a center of trade by the mid-1800s, and the town was the scene of several border skirmishes throughout the years.

Jesús Treviño Fort and Ranch is a national historic landmark. Uribe’s timepiece has become a tourist attraction.

Time period: 1830s
Ownership: Private

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Daughters of the American Revolution granite marker sits on El Camino Real de los Tejas

The history and use of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail transcends three historic periods - the Spanish colonial period, the Mexican period, and the Anglo-American period.