“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
San Felipe in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Stephen F. Austin's Cabin

Stephen F. Austin's Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Henderson, May 27, 2011
1. Stephen F. Austin's Cabin Marker
Replica of
Stephen F. Austin's Cabin

This structure is a replica of the only Texas home of Stephen F. Austin, “Father of Texas.” The chimney contains bricks from original (1828) cabin. Other materials were made as authentically as possible.

Austin (1793-1836) opened the Anglo-American colonization of Texas. His cabin, located in capital city of San Felipe, welcomed pioneers and statesmen of era; witnessed many crucial events leading to Texas Revolution.
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 249.)
Location. 29° 48.437′ N, 96° 5.916′ W. Marker is in San Felipe, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is on Farm to Market 1458 0.2 miles from 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Felipe TX 77473, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Town Hall (a few steps from this marker); J.J. Josey General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bricker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Roads To San Felipe (about 300 feet away); Liedertafel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Martin Allen (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . .
Stephen F. Austin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
2. Stephen F. Austin
This undated portrait of Stephen F. Austin by an unknown artist hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“In 1822, Stephen F. Austin led a group of Anglo­American emigrants to settle a site in Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. He gained the cooperation and trust of the newly formed Mexican state, which saw Austin's colony as a way to settle and improve its lands. For ten years Austin led the colony and grew to believe that Mexico, not the United States, should control Texas. However, his hand was forced when the Mexican government, fearing the American colonists' independence, began to harass them. Austin was arrested in 1835 for allegedly plotting to annex Texas from Mexico. Released, he joined the subsequent revolt as commander of the army of Texas. After the declaration of the Republic of Texas (1836), Austin was defeated as its first president by Sam Houston, the war's military hero.” — National Portrait Gallery

1. San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The Colonial Capital of Texas. Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 24, 2011, by Steve Henderson of Marble Falls, Texas.   2. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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