Victoria is located in the southern part of the state of Texas and a city and seat of Victoria County. It sits along the Guadalupe River and is in the northeastern part of Corpus Christi. The area was initially settled by the Spanish in 1824 under Martin de Leon and was then named in honor both to the Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Jesus Victoria and Guadalupe Victoria, the first Mexican President. The area was actively involved during the Texas Revolution and was then incorporated as the Republic of Mexico in 1839. During the cholera epidemic in 1846, many of its residents and the event has been commemorated the city with its Memorial Square. The area was then developed as a cattle center and became a meeting point for the trail drivers that are moving northward.
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