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

General Stephen Fuller Austin

 
 
General Stephen Fuller Austin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
1. General Stephen Fuller Austin Marker
Inscription.

The State of Texas October 18, 1910,
removed the remains of
General Stephen Fuller Austin,
to the capital city of Austin,
where they were reinterred in the
State Cemetery,
and a statue erected over the grave.

 
Location. 28° 58.594′ N, 95° 28.381′ W. Marker is in Jones Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Gulf Prairie Road 0.2 miles south of Texas Highway 36, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the historic section of the cemetery; the above directions are to Gulf Prairie Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (here, next to this marker); James Franklin Perry (here, next to this marker); William Joel Bryan (a few steps from this marker); Major Reuben R. Brown (a few steps from this marker); Henry William Munson (within shouting distance of this marker); Major James Peckham Caldwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Gulf Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Peach Point (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
 
Also see . . .
Tombstone of Original Burial Place of Stephen Austin image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
2. Tombstone of Original Burial Place of Stephen Austin













 Gulf Prairie Cemetery: A Brief History. From the web blog for Brazoria County, Texas, Genealogical Research. (Submitted on November 15, 2015.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Tombstone Inscription
Gen. Stephen Fuller Austin.
Eldest son of
Moses and Mary Austin.
Born 3rd of November 1793.
In Austinville,
State of Virginia.
Departed this life
on the 27th, of December A.D. 1836
at Columbia,
Republic of Texas,
Aged 43 years 1 month
and 24 days.
Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 15, 2015.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Historic Section of Gulf Prairie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
3. Historic Section of Gulf Prairie Cemetery
Original burial place of Stephen Austin in bottom center foreground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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