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Stephen F. Austin

 
 
Stephen F. Austin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
1. Stephen F. Austin Marker
Inscription.
Born in Virginia in 1793, he brought the first 300 Anglo-American colonists to Texas in 1821. Austin became known as the "Father of Texas."

Shortly after his appointment as Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, Austin died of pneumonia.

He was buried at Peach Point, Texas, in 1836, and his remains were brought to the Cemetery in 1910 by act of Governor O. B. Colquirt. The bronze sculpture was completed the same year by Pompeo Coppini.
 
Location. 30° 15.918′ N, 97° 43.626′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Navasota Street near East 10th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in Texas State Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Edward Lewis (a few steps from this marker); General Moseley Baker (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Jesse Billingsley (a few steps from this marker); Bailey Hardeman (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Jones Hardeman (a few steps from this marker);
Stephen F. Austin Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 9, 2006
2. Stephen F. Austin Grave Marker
Philip Walker (a few steps from this marker); Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Daniel Shipman (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Cemetery. (Submitted on April 9, 2015.)
 
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Stephen F. Austin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   3. 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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