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Nacogdoches, which is the sister city of Nacogdoches, Louisiana, is the county seat of Nacogdoches County, Texas. In 1716, Spain established a mission on the townsite, called Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches, which is Spanish for “Our Lady of Guadalupe of Nacogdoches”. In 1772, the Spanish ordered the settlers to move to San Antonio. Among those settlers was Antonio Gil Y’Barbo, who led a group back to Nacogdoches in April of 1779. More American settlers moved in beginning in 1820, and the first English-language newspaper in Texas was published there.

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