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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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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