Palmito Ranch Battlefield

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Palmito Ranch Battlefield
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Palmito Ranch Battlefield is located in Texas
Palmito Ranch Battlefield
Location Cameron County, Texas, USA
Nearest city Brownsville, Texas
Coordinates 25°56′48″N 97°17′7″W / 25.94667°N 97.28528°W / 25.94667; -97.28528Coordinates: 25°56′48″N 97°17′7″W / 25.94667°N 97.28528°W / 25.94667; -97.28528
Area 5,400 acres (2,200 ha)
Built 1865
Governing body Fish and Wildlife Service
NRHP Reference # 93000266
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 23, 1993[1]
Designated NHL September 25, 1997[2]

The Palmito Ranch Battlefield preserves the location of the last major battle of the American Civil War. Fought near Brownsville, Texas, the Battle of Palmito Ranch was a victory for the Confederacy. Today the area is relatively unchanged and the marshy, windswept prairies are almost the same as they were in 1865. Over 5,400 acres (2,200 ha) are protected under the National Register of Historic Places list. The only indication that anything happened here, however, is a marker on the "Boca Chica Highway" (Texas State Highway 4) near where Palmito Ranch originally stood.


  1. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Palmito Ranch Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 

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