Sam Houston in San Augustine
Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) left home in 1809 and lived among the Cherokees. After two years he returned to the Anglo world; he opened a school, fought the British under Andrew Jackson, and was governor of Tennessee. After a three-week marriage, Houston left the governorship and returned to the Cherokees; three years later, he came to Texas.
Upon his arrival in San Augustine, Sam Houston opened a legal practice on this site. For the next thirty years he used "The Redlands” as a place of business, residence, or refuge. Houston is said to have recuperated from the Battle of San Jacinto in the home of Colonel Phillip Sublett, issuing his report of the battle from San Augustine.
Following Houston's term as president of the Republic of Texas, the people of San Augustine elected him to serve them in the Texas House of Representatives during the fourth and fifth congresses. Houston's divorce from Eliza Allen took place in San Augustine in 1837. He married Margaret Lea in 1840; though her health would not permit her to live in San Augustine, she made frequent visits.
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Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12178.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, Texas Independence.
Location. 31° 31.82′ N, 94° 6.572′ W. Marker is in San Augustine, Texas, in San Augustine County. Marker is on East Columbia Street (State Highway 547) east of South Harrison Street (State Route 3230), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Augustine TX 75972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Hollis Building (here, next to this marker); Site of Law Office of Kenneth L. Anderson (a few steps from this marker); The "Red Lander" Office (a few steps from this marker); Augus Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); San Augustine County Jail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Augustine County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); James Pinckney Henderson (about 500 feet away); Major Murry L. Wortham (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Augustine.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.