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

San Felipe de Austin Town Site

 
 
San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2020
1. San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker
Side 1 of the monument
Inscription.  

[Side 1]
San Felipe de Austin
Town Site laid off by
Stephen F. Austin
as the Capital of his
Colony in 1824
Here was held the only
Federal District Court
ever convened in Texas
under Mexican rule

[Side 2]
Events leading to
Revolution, First Convention,
Held at San Felipe, Oct. 1
1832, Second Convention
Apr. 1, 1833
General Consultation Held
Nov. 3, 1835
When a Provisional
Government for Texas
was organized with
Henry Smith, Governor
and J.W. Robinson
Lieutenant Governor

[Side 3]
Stephen Fuller Austin
Empresario
If he who by conquest
wins an Empire and
receives the worlds
applause how much is
due to him who by
unceasing toil lays in
the wilderness the
foundation for an infant
Colony and builds
thereon a vigorous
State

Father of Texas - Stephen F. Austin

 
Erected 1928 by Schoolchildren of Austin County under the leadership of W.S. Smith, County Superintendent.
 
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War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is April 1, 1833.
 
Location. 29° 48.423′ N, 96° 5.872′ W. Marker is in San Felipe, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1458, 0.1 miles north of Park Road 38, on the left when traveling north. The historical marker is located in the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Felipe TX 77473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remembering San Felipe de Austin (here, next to this marker); Welcome to San Felipe de Austin (a few steps from this marker); Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas (a few steps from this marker); Early Roads To San Felipe (a few steps from this marker); Stephen Fuller Austin (a few steps from this marker); San Felipe de Austin Colonial Well (a few steps from this marker); Austin's Colony: First Colony in Mexican Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bricker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Felipe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stephen Fuller Austin (1793–1836). Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of Anglo-American Texas, son of Moses and Maria (Brown) Austin, was born at the lead mines in southwestern Virginia on November 3, 1793.
San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2020
2. San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker
Side 2 of the monument
Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. The site sits on the west side of the Brazos River on Farm Road 1458 and includes much of the footprint of empresario Stephen F. Austin’s headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas. In the 1920s local civic leaders and preservationists began to memorialize the site of Austin’s town near an extant well that was constructed of handmade brick in the 1830s. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2020
3. San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker
Side 3 of the monument
San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2020
4. San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker
Side 4 of the monument
San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2020
5. San Felipe de Austin Town Site Marker
The marker is located at the front of the San Felipe de Austin Historical Park next to his statue.
Stephen F. Austin image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, circa 1830
6. Stephen F. Austin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 22, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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