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

Austin County

 
 
Austin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 19, 2018
1. Austin County Marker
Inscription.  
A part of the grant to
Stephen F. Austin in 1821
Created a municipality under the
Mexican government in 1828
Became a county of the
Republic of Texas, March 17, 1836
Named in honor of
Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793-1836
Pioneer empresario
Founder of Anglo-American Texas,
San Felipe de Austin, capital of
Austin's colony, 1824-1836
Seat of provisional government
of Texas, 1835-1836
County seat, 1837-1848,
Bellville, since

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 243.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 57.4′ N, 96° 16.118′ W. Marker is in Bellville, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (State Highway 36) and Nelsonville Road (State Highway 159), in the median on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellville TX 77418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Austin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, October 28, 2018
2. Austin County Marker
flies. Bellville (approx. 0.8 miles away); First National Bank of Bellville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Austin County Jail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bellville Turnverein Pavilion (approx. 1˝ miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 12.4 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 12.4 miles away); Early Texas River Steamers (approx. 12.6 miles away); Old Rock Store (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellville.
 
Also see . . .  Austin County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
Austin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 19, 2018
3. Austin County Marker
Stephen F. Austin Giant Bust image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, October 28, 2018
4. Stephen F. Austin Giant Bust
Giant bust of the county’s namesake is located in the same highway median as the marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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