Having been ruled by six countries, including its own sovereign government, Texas has a diverse and interesting history. Much of the history that shaped the Lone Star State took place in towns that are relatively small by modern standards. So, visitors looking to get a feel for Texas history should hit the backroads and visit these tiny towns.
1. GonzalesKnown as the "Cradle of Texas Independence," the tiny town of Gonzales still celebrates its prominent place in Texas history today.
2. GoliadThe site of one of the most infamous battles of the Texas Revolution, Goliad is a top spot for history buffs traveling through Texas.
3. Port Isabel
Originally known as "Point Isabel" this seaside town and its famous lighthouse date back to the early 1800s.