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West Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Home of George B. McKinstry

1802 - 1837

 
 
Home of George B. McKinstry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
1. Home of George B. McKinstry Marker
Inscription.  A member of Austin's colony, 1829. Soldier in the Battle of Velasco; delegate to the General Convention, 1832; chief justice of Brazoria County, 1836. In this home, built about 1830, Stephen F. Austin died, December 27, 1836
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9575.)
 
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 month for this entry is December 1941.
 
Location. 29° 9.334′ N, 95° 39.223′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Oil Field Road (County Route 467) half a mile east of Texas Highway 36W, on the right when traveling east. The State of Texas erroneously gives the location as being off CR 457. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlie Brown (approx. ¾ mile away); The Old Three Hundred (approx. 0.8 miles away); Josiah Hughes Bell 1791-1838 (approx.
Stephen F. Austin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
2. Stephen F. Austin Marker
Large cement slab with plaque commemorating location where Stephen F. Austin died.
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0.8 miles away); General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (approx. 0.8 miles away); Selection of Columbia (approx. 0.8 miles away); Columbia's Role in the Discontent (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sam Houston, First President of the Republic (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Runaway Scrape (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
 
Home of George B. McKinstry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
3. Home of George B. McKinstry Marker
Historical marker is visible beneath tree.
Stephen F. Austin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 2, 2014
4. Stephen F. Austin Marker
Small plaque in larger cement slab marking where Stephen F. Austin died.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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