The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly called The Alamo and originally known as the Mision San Antonio de Valero, is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States.
In December 1835, in the early stages of Texas' war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan (or Texian) volunteers led by George Collinsworth and Benjamin Milam overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the Alamo and captured the fort, seizing control of San Antonio.
The Battle of the Alamo in 1836 was part of the Texas Revolution in which the Mexican state of Tejas won independence and became a self-governing republic: Texas. What caused Tejas residents to forge their own path so soon after Mexico had won independence from Spain?
The Alamo is located at 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205