The colony was also known as San Felipe de Austin. Austin led 300 families into the town. Because the colony was in danger of being captured by the Mexican Army, the settlers burned it down. The colony was later rebuilt.
Named after Rafael Gonzales, The colony was abandoned in 1827 after it suffered from Indian attacks and rebuilt on the Guadalupe river.
Founded by Stephen F. Austin, the colony was also known as Bastrop. Austin named it after his friend Baron de Bastrop.
In 1828, McGloin settled 200 catholic families. They settled on the Nueces river. From 1828 to 1835 McGloin was in charge of settling families. Later, he moved his own family to San Antonio.
Linnville was located 20 miles from Victoria. The town was orginally named New Port and established by John J. Linn in 1831.
Victoria was established by Martin De Leon. It was built on the Guadalupe river. Victoria grew to be a trade center. The population grew to 806 people.
Garza Refugio created the Refugio colony in the late 1830's.