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Alamo Facts for Kids

  • Name: The Alamo
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Built: 1718 CE
  • Significance: Site of the Battle of the Alamo
  • Visitors: 8+ million (annually)

23 Alamo Facts for Kids

  1. The Alamo is a Spanish mission and fortress that was made famous by the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
  2. The Alamo is formally known as the Alamo Mission in San Antonio.
  3. The Alamo is part of the Alamo Plaza Historic District.
  4. The Alamo is in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
  5. The street address of The Alamo is 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205.
  6. The GPS coordinates of The Alamo are 29°25′33″N 98°29’10”W.
  7. The Alamo and its surrounding area cover around five acres.
  8. The Alamo was founded by Spanish Franciscan Antonio de Olivares.
  9. The Alamo was built in 1718.
  10. The Alamo was built out of limestone blocks.
  11. The Alamo became famous after the Battle of the Alamo in 1863.
  12. The Battle of the Alamo was fought over 12 days.
  13. The Battle of the Alamo was fought between February 23rd and March 6th, 1836.
  14. The Battle of the Alamo was fought between the Republic of Texas and the Mexican Republic.
  15. The Mexican Republic won the Battle of the Alamo and killed all the Texian and immigrant occupants.
  16. The cruelty of the Mexican troops became a rally cry for both Texas settles and illegal immigrants. They joined the Texian army in large amounts. Less than three months later the Mexican Army was defeated.
  17. American folk hero David Crockett fought and died during the Battle of the Alamo.
  18. The phrase “Remember the Alamo” was made famous by General Sam Houston. He used the phrase while addressing his troops two days before the Battle of San Jacinto.
  19. In 1883, the State of Texas purchase The Alamo from the Catholic Church for $20,000.
  20. In 1985, the Daughters of the Texas Republic was formed to preserve the Alamo for future generations.
  21. In 1960, The Alamo was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
  22. In 1983, The Alamo was designated as a Texas State Antiquities Landmark.
  23. In 2015, The Alamo was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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