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KING'S MEMORIAL STATE PARK. King's Memorial State Park, Refugio, is a historical state park on the old Plaza de la Constitución across from the Refugio County Courthouse. The park commemorates Capt. Amon B. King and his men, who were killed in action in the battle of Refugio (March 14–16, 1836) or captured in the battle and afterwards killed. The Texas Centennial Commission erected a monument at Refugio, and the King's Men Monument was moved from the park to Mount Calvary Cemetery, Refugio.


Harold Schoen, comp., Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence (Austin: Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1938).

Fred F. Abbey


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Fred F. Abbey, "KING'S MEMORIAL STATE PARK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.