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

First Capitol in Austin

 
 
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By David White, January 6, 2018
1. First Capitol in Austin Marker
Inscription.  

The first capitol in Austin was erected on this site in 1839. Every president of the Republic of Texas performed some official act within its walls.

Marked by the State of Texas in 1936
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 16096.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 30° 16.217′ N, 97° 44.57′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of West 8th Street and Congress Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 8th Street. The marker is affixed to the wall and can be hard to spot from the road, as it is partially obscured. It is located next to the parking garage exit ramp. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 W 8th Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas and the Civil War State Military Board (a few steps from this marker); Openheimer-Montgomery Building
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By David White, January 6, 2018
2. First Capitol in Austin Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Swedish Consulate and Swante Palm Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norwood Tower (about 400 feet away); Offices Of The War Department And The Adjutant General (about 400 feet away); Paramount Theatre (about 400 feet away); M.M. Long’s Livery Stable and Opera House (about 500 feet away); Stephen F. Austin Hotel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
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February 5, 2021
3. First Capitol in Austin Marker
Marker is next to parking garage exit ramp and is partially obscured by bushes, tree, etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Last updated on February 5, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2021, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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