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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Augustine, Texas

Clickable Map of San Augustine County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> San Augustine County, TX (31) Angelina County, TX (55) Jasper County, TX (20) Nacogdoches County, TX (114) Sabine County, TX (31) Shelby County, TX (13)  SanAugustineCounty(31) San Augustine County (31)  AngelinaCounty(55) Angelina County (55)  JasperCounty(20) Jasper County (20)  NacogdochesCounty(114) Nacogdoches County (114)  SabineCounty(31) Sabine County (31)  ShelbyCounty(13) Shelby County (13)
San Augustine is the county seat for San Augustine County
San Augustine is in San Augustine County
      San Augustine County (31)  
      Angelina County (55)  
      Jasper County (20)  
      Nacogdoches County (114)  
      Sabine County (31)  
      Shelby County (13)  
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1Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — A Snapshot In Time?/¿Una instantánea en el tiempo?Lobanillo Swales
English Marker The Lobanillo landscape hosted caravans of people and animals on El Camino Real de los Tejas as they moved back and forth between the two capitals of Presidio Los Adaes in present-day Louisiana and Monclova in Mexico during the . . . Map (db m188752) HM
2Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7618 — Alexander Horton Cemetery
Pioneer, soldier, civic leader, and state legislator, Alexander Horton (1810-1894) came to Texas in 1824. he served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto, April 21,1836. this cemetery is situated on . . . Map (db m202270) HM
3Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7600 — An Early Presbyterian Church in Texas
Organized as the Bethel Presbyterian Church at Goodlaw school house by the Rev. Hugh Wilson on June 2, 1838 with the following charter members: James, Isabella, Joseph and Martha Sharp H. G. Peggy, James and Elam Alexander John, Synta and Amanda . . . Map (db m175342) HM
4Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 12176 — Augus Theatre
Constructed in the 1920s by prominent citizen E.H. Blount, this building was originally divided for three businesses including a barber shop. The structure is best known for the Augus Theatre, operated by William M. Wade, which moved into the . . . Map (db m30617) HM
5Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 16935 — Chapel Hill Cemetery
The first recorded burial here is for Able Allison Lewis, a veteran of the American Revolution, in 1838. Oral tradition identifies his widow, Patsey Lewis, as giving land along El Camino Real for a public graveyard after his death. She and several . . . Map (db m175258) HM
6Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7596 — Christ Church
East Texas mother church. Founded 1848 by Rev. Henry Samson, missionary sent on plea of Mrs. J. Pinckney Henderson, wife of first (1846-1847) Governor of State of Texas. Original brick building, 1851. This strongly braced post and . . . Map (db m201799) HM
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7Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7611 — Early Texas Sawmill
One-fourth mile north to site of Early Texas Sawmill Texas' first million-dollar industry - lumbering - was born to recorded history with the building of two sawmills in 1819. One, located on Ironosa Creek in present San Augustine . . . Map (db m175173) HM
8Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — El Camino Real de los Tejas 1680-1845Lobanillo Swales
Swollen streams and great rivers. Rolling hills and deep forests. Dark swamps and hot deserts. Across more than 2,500 miles, El Camino Real de los Tejas followed varied and challenging terrain-along the footpaths of American Indians who had . . . Map (db m188753) HM
9Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7604 — First United Methodist ChurchOf San Augustine
The Rev. Littleton Fowler (1803-1846), one of the first Methodist missionaries sent to the Republic of Texas, came to San Augustine in October 1837. Within two weeks, a lot was given across the street from this site, trustees named, money raised, . . . Map (db m176299) HM
10Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — George Louis Crocket(1861-1936)
George Louis Crocket (1861-1936) was born in San Augustine, Texas, the youngest of five children. He attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, an Episcopalian liberal arts college. After graduation Crocket became the deacon in . . . Map (db m179407) HM
11Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — James Pinckney Henderson
Born in North Carolina March 31 1808 • Arrived in Texas June 3, 1836 at the head of a company of volunteers • Attorney General of the Republic 1836 • Secretary of State 1836-1837 • Minister to England and France 1837-1839 • Special Minister to the . . . Map (db m151680) HM
12Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7619 — Jerusalem Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Blacks in San Augustine worshiped together as early as 1845 when two slaves known as Sutton and Bartlett were granted licenses to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. They built a place of worship, referred to as the "Church on the . . . Map (db m175295) HM
13Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 17066 — Lewis Hotel
Following emancipation, African Americans struggled for equality, as public facilities, private businesses and neighborhoods were often segregated. When African Americans did find non-agricultural employment it was primarily for manual labor jobs . . . Map (db m175240) HM
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14Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — Location of the First Presbyterian Church in Texas
Location of the First Presbyterian Church in Texas Organized June 2 1838 by Rev. Hugh Wilson, D.D. Charter Members Mr. and Mrs. J. Sharp · Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Sharp · Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Hibbits · Mrs. E. Erwing · Mrs. M. McEiver · . . . Map (db m202266) HM
15Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — Major Murry L. Wortham
Shot down: December 30, 1967 (Date of presumptive death January 18, 1977) Date of Birth: May 26, 1943 F4C Phantom Jet 480 Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 366 Tactical Fighter Wing Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam (RVN)Map (db m151664) HM WM
16Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7629 — Norwood Community
This rural community was settled in the 1840s by William Coleson (W.C.) Norwood (1794-1885) and Eliza LeGrand Norwood (1808-1859). They migrated from North Carolina, where W.C. was a merchant and postmaster in the town of Norwood. The Norwoods . . . Map (db m30557) HM
17Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7617 — Old Hollis Building
Built 1889 by I.H. Hollis. Succeeded the imposing home ("Yellow House") of John P. Border, merchant. Also on site was office of K.L. Anderson, last vice president of Republic. This structure escaped the great fire, 1890. Has housed many . . . Map (db m202011) HM
18Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 12178 — Sam Houston in San Augustine
Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863) left home in 1809 and lived among the Cherokees. After two years he returned to the Anglo world; he opened a school, fought the British under Andrew Jackson, and was governor of Tennessee. After a . . . Map (db m176326) HM
19Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7637 — San Augustine
An early eastern gate to Texas, in area claimed in 1600's by both France and Spain. To back her claim, Spain in 1691 chartered from Mexico past this site El Camino Real (The King's Highway) and established nearby in 1717 Mission Dolores de los . . . Map (db m175179) HM
20Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7638 — San Augustine City Cemetery
This burial ground originated as the private cemetery of the J. C. Anderson family, whose residence stood on a nearby lot. The oldest of the 500 to 700 graves date from the 1830s. Prominent citizens buried here include Col. Stephen William Blount . . . Map (db m175514) HM
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21Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 12729 — San Augustine County Courthouse
When the town of San Augustine was platted in 1834, this property was reserved for the public square, but it was another 20 years before the first courthouse was constructed here. San Augustine was one of the 23 original counties established . . . Map (db m30642) HM
22Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 18848 — San Augustine County Jail
This 1919 County Jailhouse is a two-story rectangular building with symmetrical facades and minimal classical detailing. It was built from portions of an earlier 1882 jail including its bars, pulled from their brick moorings by teams of horses, . . . Map (db m175250) HM
23Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7584 — Site of Law Office of Kenneth L. Anderson
San Augustine lawyer and public official who was the last Vice President of the Republic of Texas. Born in Hillsboro, N. C., Sept. 11, 1805. Moved in 1829 to Shelbyville, Tenn., and in 1837 to San Augustine. Here he was collector of customs by . . . Map (db m176318) HM
24Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7627 — Site of Mission Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores de Los Ais
Established in 1716 by Padre Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús. Here faithful Franciscans labored for the purpose of civilizing and Christianizing the Ais Indians. Abandoned temporarily due to the French incursions from Louisiana in 1719. Restored by the . . . Map (db m30303) HM
25Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7610 — Site of the First Methodist Episcopal Church
Site of the first Methodist Episcopal Church erected in the Republic of Texas. Corner stone laid, January 7, 1838 with the usages of the Masonic Order. The Reverend Littelton Fowler and General Thomas J. Rusk delivered Addresses.Map (db m179406) HM
26Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial
San Augustine, Texas February 1, 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia Forever in Our HeartsIlan Ramon - Payload Specialist 1 Laurel Clark - Mission Specialist 4 Michael P. Anderson - Payload Commander 1 Rick Husband - Commander William C. McCool - Pilot . . . Map (db m175174) HM
27Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7640 — St. Augustine Catholic Church
In 1716 Franciscan missionaries held the first Catholic services in this vicinity. For many years Catholics in San Augustine were without leadership until 1847 when the Diocese of Galveston recognized it as a mission and sent the Rev. L. C. M. . . . Map (db m175249) HM
28Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7633 — The "Red Lander" Office
Site of The "Red Lander" Office One of the most influential newspapers in the Republic of Texas during the 1840s. W. W. Parker bought equipment of "Texas Chronicle," Galveston, and brought it here in 1837. He published the "Red . . . Map (db m176331) HM
29Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7646 — Thompson Family
Dr. Samuel (1765-1843) and Precious Wofford (d. 1841) Thompson and their sons were among the earliest settlers of this area. Samuel Thompson served as alcalde of the San Augustine municipality and later organized area churches and schools. . . . Map (db m31107) HM
30Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 216 — United Methodist Historic Site No. 216
This marker was approved by the 1989 Texas Annual Conference and authorized by the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church. The site of the original church is located by a Texas historical marker on the . . . Map (db m175346) HM
31Texas, San Augustine County, San Augustine — 7647 — Wesleyan College
Site of Wesleyan College Established in 1842. Incorporated January 16, 1844 by the Methodist Church. Named for John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism. A successful school for a brief period. United with the University of . . . Map (db m175899) HM
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Mar. 22, 2023