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Stephen Fuller Austin

November 3, 1793 - December 27, 1836.
Stephen F. Austin Portait
Stephen F. Austin Portrait
Courtesy Mark Barnett
Centennial Marker
(15945 FM 1458, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site):

Stephen F. Austin

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 actual ruler of Texas and thereafter its most influential leader. His own words are a fitting epitaph: "The prosperity of Texas has been the object of my labors -- the idol of my existence -- it has assumed the character of a religion -- for the guidance of my thoughts and actions" -- and he died in its service. No other state in the union owes its existence more completely to one man than Texas does to Austin.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.

Stephen F. Austin Articles:

  • Remembering Austin by Mike Cox
  • Texas Empresarios by Jeffery Robenalt
  • Old Three Hundred by Archie P. McDonald
  • The Rising Tide of Revolution by Jeffery Robenalt
  • Texas Independence Day by Archie P. McDonald
  • The Siege of San Antonio de Bexar by Jeffery Robenalt
  • The Birth of a Republic by Jeffery Robenalt
  • The First Election in Texas by C. F. Eckhardt
  • Moses' Bones by Bob Bowman
  • Austin Will by Mike Cox
  • San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
  • Texas State Cemetery
  • Austin County
  • Austin, Texas

  • Stephen F. Austin Monuments

    Stephen F. Austin statue and obelisk
    Stephen F. Austin statue and obelisk
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    Stephen F. Austin statue,  Stephen F. Austin State Park
    Stephen F. Austin statue close up
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    Stephen F. Austin portrait  Stephen F. Austin State Park
    Portrait of Austin mounted on the granite obelisk
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    Stephen F. Austin State Park
    Stephen F. Austin statue by Coppini
    Statue of Stephen F. Austin
    by Pompeo Coppini

    in the Texas State Cemetery
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    Statue of S.F. Austin Elizabet Ney at State Capitol in Austin Texas
    Statue of Stephen F. Austin
    by Elizabet Ney
    at the Texas State Capitol in Austin

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