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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Felipe, Texas
Location of San Felipe, Texas
► Austin County (75) ► Colorado County (45) ► Fayette County (65) ► Fort Bend County (65) ► Waller County (49) ► Washington County (125) ► Wharton County (26)
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|Near this site stood
A Town Hall
Built about 1830
in which were held
the First and Second Conventions
of Texas, 1832 and 1833,
and the Consultation of 1835
the provisional government functioned
here until March 2, 1836, when . . . — — Map (db m43759) HM|
| Austin's land office and its agents set about carving civilization out of the untamed Texas wilderness. Mapping and surveying land at a whirlwind pace, Austin's office issued nearly 1500 land grants to settlers in Mexican Texas between 1823 and . . . — — Map (db m162896) HM|
|During the mid-1820's, When Stephen F. Austin was founding this town, the only roads in the area were wagon ruts or beaten trails marked by notched trees. Within a decade, however, the village of San Felipe, one of the first Anglo settlements in . . . — — Map (db m43718) HM|
|Czech immigrants began settling in this area in the 1850s. They named their new community Frydek after a town in their homeland. When two people died in 1885, they were buried here on land owned by Jan Pavlicek. By 1890, when Pavlicek officially . . . — — Map (db m145792) HM|
|Built by John Crutcher in 1847 on the Plaza de Commercio in San Felipe, this was the last store built in the town after its 1836 burning by military order. Purchased in 1867 by Dr. J.J. Josey, it was in continuous operation as a store until 1942. . . . — — Map (db m43760) HM|
|In memory of
a private in Captain Mosley Baker’s
company, who was killed just
across the river from this site
April 7th 1836 by a shot from a
Mexican cannon, and was buried
where he fell. He was born in
Cumberland . . . — — Map (db m43758) HM|
| Beginning in the 1920s local leaders looked for ways to commemorate this important colonial Texas history site. After 15 years planning and developing the property for its transition to the State in 1940, local supporters created a Friends . . . — — Map (db m163013) HM|
| First Anglo-American capital of Texas. Came into being on July 26, 1828, as capital of the Austin Colony, by decree of the Mexican government. Father of Texas Stephen F. Austin had begun under the 1821 grant from Mexico the settlement of more than . . . — — Map (db m116924) HM|
|San Felipe de Austin was established in 1824 as the community and administrative headquarters of Stephen F. Austin's original Anglo American colony in Texas. The site for the township was chosen by Austin and the Baron Felipe Enrique Neri de . . . — — Map (db m116994) HM|
| This well was dug by the Austin Colony in 1824 and restored by the Sealy Chamber of Commerce in 1928 — — Map (db m163024) HM|
| [Side 1] San Felipe de Austin Town Site laid off by Stephen F. Austin as the Capital of his Colony in 1824 Here was held the only Federal District Court ever convened in Texas under Mexican rule
Events leading to Revolution, First . . . — — Map (db m163048) HM|
| Austin County Historic School Site This was the location of: San Felipe School 1880 - 1952 An early Austin County School, this plaque commemorating this historic site was made possible by citizens of Austin County under sponsorship of . . . — — Map (db m165437) HM|
|In 1837, the town of San Felipe de Austin was incorporated and the town council built a multi-purpose building to be used as a town hall, school, and church on land known as “Constitution Square.” The one-story building was constructed . . . — — Map (db m116927) HM|
| Between 1821 and 1835, Austin shaped the course of colonial Texas. Here, he built his only home in Texas. His log cabin also served as the colony's land office, and became the center of San Felipe commerce.
Following a plan begun by his . . . — — Map (db m162881) HM|
| 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 . . . — — Map (db m156552) HM|
|Stephen F. Austin • Father of Texas, November 3, 1793-December 27, 1836. He planted the first Anglo-American colony in Texas • "The Old Three Hundred"• In his several colonies he settled more than a thousand families. He was from 1823 until 1828 the . . . — — Map (db m116925) HM|
| After the fall of the Alamo on March 6th, 1836 General Sam Houston and his Texian volunteers retreated to the east from Gonzales. Colonists evacuated and abandoned their homes and property in what became known as the Runaway Scrape.
Local . . . — — Map (db m162913) HM|
| The Convention of 1833, followed by the Consultation in 1835, reflected the growing tension between the colonists and the Mexican government. The fateful military and political events of late 1835, would sway Austin to the war movement. . . . — — Map (db m162910) HM|
| Between 1823 and 1836, San Felipe de Austin was the focal point for issues related to the immigration and settlement of American colonists in Mexican-controlled Texas.
This site marks the central business district of San Felipe de Austin . . . — — Map (db m162858) HM|