Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga Site (NRIS 77001446)
Texas. County/parish: Goliad.
3 contributing buildings.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
August 22, 1977.
Also known as:
- Espiritu Santo Mission
- La Bahia Mission
- Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga
- Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga, also known as Aranama Mission or Mission La Bahia, was a Roman Catholic mission established by Spain in 1722 in the Viceroyality of New Spain—to convert native Karankawa Indians to Christianity. Together with its nearby military fortress, Presidio La Bahia, the mission upheld Spanish territorial claims in the New World against encroachment from France. The third and final location near Goliad, Texas is maintained now as part of Goliad State Park and Historic Site. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001446