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Map of the San Jacinto River and associated watershed
Map of the San Jacinto River and associated watershed

The San Jacinto River runs from Lake Houston in Harris County, Texas to Galveston Bay. In the past, it was home to the karankawa indians. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (811x738, 103 KB) This is a map of the San Jacinto River watershed in Texas. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (811x738, 103 KB) This is a map of the San Jacinto River watershed in Texas. ... Lake Houston is a man-made lake located northeast of Houston, Texas. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Galveston Bay is a large estuary located along Texass coastline. ... Karankawa A group of Indian tribes, now extinct, known collectively as the Karankawa (also Karankawan, Clamcoëhs), played a pivotal part in early Texas history. ...


There are two forks to the San Jacinto river, simply known as the East and West Forks. The west fork of the San Jacinto River feeds Lake Conroe and flows south through Montgomery County to meet with the east fork in northeast Harris County to form Lake Houston. The east fork springs in San Jacinto County, north of the Sam Houston National Forest. The east fork flows south through Cleveland in Liberty County as it heads to Montgomery County and meets the north end of Lake Houston. Continuing southward, the river meets with Buffalo Bayou and feeds the Houston Ship Channel. Lake Conroe is a 21,000 acre (85 km²) lake in Conroe, Texas. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Lake Houston is a man-made lake located northeast of Houston, Texas. ... San Jacinto County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... The Sam Houston National Forest is off Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59 about forty miles north of Houston. ... Cleveland is a city located in Liberty County, Texas. ... Liberty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Lake Houston is a man-made lake located northeast of Houston, Texas. ... Map of the Buffalo Bayou and associated watershed Buffalo Bayou at this location, just south of San Felipe Dr. Buffalo Bayou is a main waterway flowing through Houston, Texas, USA. It begins on the west side of the city and flows east to the Houston Ship Channel. ... The Port of Houston is the port of Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States. ...


The Battle of San Jacinto was fought near the rain-swollen river in Harris County during the 1836 Texas Revolution. The decisive victory gave rise to the Republic of Texas. The site is now a state historic park. The site holds a monument to the battle, the San Jacinto Monument, which is taller than the Washington Monument. Combatants Mexico Republic of Texas Commanders Antonio López de Santa Anna Sam Houston Strength about 1,400 800 Casualties 630 killed, 208 wounded, 562 captured 9 killed, 26 wounded The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the... The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Tejas portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. ... Official language English (de facto) Spanish, French, German and Native American languages regionally Capital Washington-on-the-Brazos (1836) Harrisburg (1836) Galveston (1836) Velasco (1836) Columbia (1836) Houston (1837–1839) Austin (1839–1845) Largest city San Antonio de Béxar Presidents David G. Burnet, Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Anson... The San Jacinto Monument is a 171 meter ( 561 feet ) high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. ... For other Washington Monuments, see Washington Monuments (world). ...


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San Jacinto River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
The west fork of the San Jacinto River feeds Lake Conroe and flows south through Montgomery County to meet with the east fork in northeast Harris County to form Lake Houston.
The east fork springs in San Jacinto County, north of the Sam Houston National Forest.
The Battle of San Jacinto was fought near the rain-swollen river in Harris County during the 1836 Texas Revolution.
San Jacinto (2850 words)
The first San Jacinto, one of the Navy's early screw warships, was laid down by the New York Navy Yard in August 1847; launched on 16 April 1850; sponsored by Comdr.
San Jacinto was decommissioned on 30 November 1861 for overhaul at the Boston Navy Yard and was prepared for service as flagship of the Gulf Blockading Squadron.
San Jacinto waited at the entrance to the harbor just outside the three-mile limit required by international law, but Alabama slipped by her to comparative safety at sea during the ensuing dark and rainy night.
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