Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Augustus Chapman Allen
After Texas won its independence in 1836, the Allen brothers purchased land along Buffalo Bayou not far from Harrisburg, which had been substantially damaged during the war. The Allens planned a new town named for Sam Houston, offering it to the fledgling Texas government as a capital. The Texas Congress accepted the proposal and held the first session in Houston in May 1837. That year, the Allens were joined by their parents, four brothers and a sister. On August 15, 1838, J.K. Allen died from a fever.
In the 1840s, A.C. Allen moved to Mexico. There, he served as U.S. Consul for the ports of Tehuantepec
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13821.)
Location. 29° 45.458′ N, 95° 22.734′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Valentine Street and West Dallas Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Kirby Allen (1810-1838) (here, next to this marker); Amos B. Edson (a few steps from this marker); Origins of Freedman's Town (approx. ¼ mile away); The Spirit of the Confederacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nichols-Rice-Cherry House Sons of the Republic of Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ancient Order of Pilgrims (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. John Kirby Allen, the brother referred to in the marker text.
Also see . . .
1. Augustus Chapman Allen. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Augustus Chapman Allen. The Texas Handbook Online, Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.