An unveiling ceremony was held inside Rio Grande City’s Fort Ringgold, on Wednesday morning, September 7, for new signage which will help identify significant streets and landmarks within the Fort.
According to a statement from the district, the historical street signs were named after historical figures in our South Texas History and Fort Ringgold.
The streets were named as follows: Ringgold Avenue after Major Samuel Ringgold who was the first soldier to die at the Palo Alto Battle in the Mexican American War. Lee Circle named after Robert E. Lee who visited Fort Ringgold in the 1850’s and stayed here during his visits. 12th Cavalry after the unit that was stationed here at Fort Ringgold. F Troop Street was named after the sub-unit of the 12th Cavalry. Henry Clay Davis was a soldier stationed at Fort Ringgold and married Maria Hilaria dela Garza Falcon heiress to the land on which Rio Grande City now sits and formed Davis Landing also known as Rancho Davis. General Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812. He was elected the 12th President of the United States.
The Event was hosted by The Revive Fort Ringgold Board, and The Rio Grande City CISD, and signs were funded, in part, by the City of RGC, The Rio Grande City Economic Development Corp.