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San Felipe in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Stephen Fuller Austin

 
 
Stephen F. Austin Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 28, 2018
1. Stephen F. Austin Marker - Front
Inscription.  Stephen F. Austin • Father of Texas, November 3, 1793-December 27, 1836. He planted the first Anglo-American colony in Texas • "The Old Three Hundred"• In his several colonies he settled more than a thousand families. He was from 1823 until 1828 the actual ruler of Texas and thereafter its most influential leader. His own words are a fitting epitaph: "The prosperity of Texas has been the object of my labors • the idol of my existence • it has assumed the character of a religion • for the guidance of my thoughts and actions" • and he died in its service. No other state in the Union owes its existence more completely to one man than Texas does to Austin.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 248.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 48.434′ N, 96° 5.866′ W. Marker is in San Felipe
Stephen F. Austin Marker - Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 28, 2018
2. Stephen F. Austin Marker - Rear
, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1458 0.2 miles north of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within the boundaries of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 2nd Street, San Felipe TX 77473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Bricker (a few steps from this marker); Early Roads To San Felipe (a few steps from this marker); J.J. Josey General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen F. Austin's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); A Town Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Felipe United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Felipe de Austin Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Felipe de Austin (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Felipe.
 
Also see . . .  San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. (Submitted on May 1, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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