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Texas Monuments,
Statues & Shrines

"I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue
than why I have one." - Marcus Kato

Special Features & New

Monuments/Statues List

Texas Sculptors

  • Pompeo Luigi Coppini by John Troesser
    Coppini's Life and His Works
  • Raoul Josset (1899-1957)
    "They Might be Giants - then again, they might be the work of Raoul Josset. The Franco-American sculptor who made larger-than-life Texas Statues..."
  • Elizabet Ney
  • STATUES & MONUMENTS - Special Features
    Eagle Eyes
    Photo Essays
  • Eagle Eyes of Texas: Series 4 1-1-17
  • Eagle Eyes of Texas - Series 3
  • Eagle Eyes of Texas - Series 2
  • Eagle Eyes of Texas - Series 1
  • Dallas - Fair Park

    Dallas - Fair Park by Clint Skinner 8-28-16
    Attractions:
    1. Fair Park Station 8-28-16
    2. Main Entrance 9-4-16
    3. Founders Statue 9-4-16
    4. Women's Museum 9-11-16
    5. DAR House 9-11-14
    6. The Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial 9-18-16
    7. Sydney Smith Memorial Fountain 9-18-16
    8. Music Hall 9-25-16
    9. Fair Park Esplanade 9-25-16
    10. Centennial Building 10-1-16
    11. Automobile Building 10-9-16
    12. Hall of State 10-17-16
    13. Tower Building 10-23-16
    14. Big Tex Circle 10-30-16
    15. Grand Place 10-30-16

    16. Old Mill Inn 11-5-16
    17. Magnolia Lounge 11-12-16
    18. Hall of Religion 11-12-16
    19. African American Museum 11-12-16
    20. Leonhardt Lagoon 11-19-16
    21. Dallas Museum of Natural History 11-19-16
    22. Science Place I 11-19-16
    23 Children's Aquarium 11-28-16
    24 Fair Park Bandshell 11-28-16
    25 Texas Discovery Gardens 11-28-16
    26 WRR Headquarters 12-5-16
    27. Science Place II 12-5-16
    28 The Texas Star 12-5-16
    29 Cotton Bowl Stadium 12-12-16
    30 The Texas Skyway 12-12-16
    31 The Embarcadero 12-12-16
    32. The Creative Arts Building 12-23-16
    33. Food and Fiber Building 12-23-16
    34. Pan American Arena 12-23-16
    (More next week)

    Bell
  • Peter Hansborough Bell 5-1-17
  • Matagorda County
  • Matagorda County Monument
  • "First Shot of The Texas Revolution" Monument
  • Cost
    Navarro County courthouse and Confederate Monument,  Corsicana Texas
  • Corsicana:
    Jose Antonio Navarro Statue

    Firemen's Statue
    "The Call To Arms" Statue
  • Freedman's
  • Groesbeck - Fort Parker Memorial Cemetery
  • Dallas - Freedman's Cemetery
  • Dallas - Greenwood Cemetery
  • Greenwood
    Big Tex
  • Big Tex: Son of Santa by Mike Cox
  • Joanna Troutman
    “Betsy Ross of Texas”
  • Troutman
    Coliseum
  • Will Rogers Coliseum by Debbie M. Liles
    Arcadia Publishing
    Vintage Photos
  • "I Want to See Your Machete" by Barclay Gibson 5-29-12
  • Bob Wills
  • Crockett - Myrtis Dightman
  • Odessa - Jackrabbit Feature
  • Jack Hays
  • Bob Wills MonumentFeature
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  •  Coppini's Charles H. Noyes Statue
  • Ballinger - Coppini's Charles H. Noyes Statue Feature
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
    A devastated father hires an acclaimed but hungry sculptor
    to erect a statue to his son.
  • Dallas
  • Weeping Angel, Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
  • Weeping Angel, Scottsville Cemetery
  • Scottsville
    Otis Henry Memorial.
  • Texarkana - The Otis Henry Memorial
    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Texarkana - Confederate Mothers Monument
  • Texarkana - Confederate Mothers Monument
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson

  • Texarkana - World War I Memorial
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson

  • Texarkana - James Bowie Centennial Statue
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • John H. Reagan
  • The John H. Reagan Memorial
    Photos courtesy Gerald Massey
  • Queen of the Sea
  • "Queen of the Sea" Fountain
    Monument by Pompeo Coppini, Downtown Corpus Christi
    Photos courtesy Ken Rudine
  • Sculptor Pompeo Luigi Coppini by John Troesser
    Coppini's Life and His Works
  • The Six Ladies of Fair Park Photos courtesy Mike Price
  • Jim Reeves by Bob Bowman
  • Wee-Chi-Tah Sculpture
  • Big Tex Randall
    The 50 foot cowboy in Canyon.
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Henry Smith
    Texas Centennial statue in Brazoria. Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Unveiling in San Antonio
    Bexar County Triumphs Over Vandals
    Text & Photos by Terry Jeanson
  • Monumental Paris
    Paris Texas Historic Monuments: Confederate Monument, Culbertson Fountain, World War I Memorial, and bust of George W. Wright, founder of Paris
    Photos courtesy Stephen Michaels
  • Avenger Field - Sweetwater WWII WASP Memorials & Statue
    Photos courtesy Mike Price
  • Cadillac Ranch by M.M. Harris
  • Tom Jones at Cadillac Ranch A photo essay
  • Denison Union Soldier Statue and Memorial
    Photos Courtesy Mike Price
  • Bee County Goddess of Justice
    Photos courtesy Cori Stewart, Terry Jeanson & Baclay Gibson

  • "Vaquero" Equestrian Statue
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine

  • Sam Houston Equestrian Statue
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine

  • Plutoed in El Paso! or
    The World's Largest Blue Horse as White Elephant
    by Brewster Hudspeth
  • San Jacinto Monument - Top Ten Facts
  • San Jacinto Monument - Visit
  • The Alamo
  • Four Weeping Angels
  • The Spirit of Sacrifice, aka The Alamo Cenotaph
    General Hiram B. Granbury
    Philosophers' Rock
    Texas Panhandle Mystery Monument
    Elizabet Ney's sculptures
    New London Explosion Monument
    Scottsville Cemetery Statues
    The Capitol Goddess
    George Campbell Childress
    Elizabeth Crockett
    Newsboy Statue
    Dick Dowling Statue

    Texas Monuments, Statues & Shrines


  • Texas Centennial Index by Sarah Reveley

  • During the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration, the state built memorial museums, restored historical structures, improved parks, erected statues of important Texans, and intalled over 1,000 historical markers.

    This ongoing project examines the extant Centennial projects and includes the stories behind them.

  • Acton - Davy Crockett's Widow - Elizabeth Patton Crockett Feature
  • Alamo Heights
  • Alice - Jose de Escandon y Elguera
  • Amarillo - Cadillac Ranch Feature
  • Anson - Anson Jones
  • Aspermont - Stonewall County Courthouse - Lady Justice
  • Austin - Elizabet Ney's sculptures Feature
  • Austin - The Capitol Goddess or
    What's a girl like you doing on a Capitol like this?
    by Brewster Hudspeth Feature
  • Austin - September 11th Memorial Feature
  • Austin - Newsboy Statue by Bridgette Mongeon Feature
  • Austin - Philosophers' Rock Feature
  • Austin - Stephen F. Austin by Elizabet Ney
  • Austin - Stephen F. Austin by Pompeo Coppini
  • Austin - Joanna Troutman by Pompeo Coppini Feature
  • Austin - John Wharton by Enrico Cerracchio
  • Austin - Terry's Texas Rangers Feature
  • Austin - Texas Memorial Museum
  • Ballinger - Coppini's Charles H. Noyes Statue Feature
    A devastated father hires an acclaimed but hungry sculptor
    to erect a statue to his son.
  • Bay City - Matagorda County 5-30-16
  • Beaumont - Temple to the Brave c1932 Feature
  • Beeville - Goddess of Justice Feature
  • Belton - Peter Hansborough Bell 5-1-17
  • Blossom - Farmer's Market
  • Boonesville - Joe Roughneck
  • Bovina - Bull
  • Brazoria - Henry Smith Feature
  • Cameron - Statue of Ben Milam Feature
  • Cameron - Goddess of Justice
  • Canton - Pioneer Memorial
  • Canyon - Big Tex Randall Feature
  • Carthage - Jim Reeves
  • Clarksville - Confederate Monument
  • Comfort - "Treue der Union" Monument Feature
  • Corpus Christi - "Queen of the Sea" Fountain - Confederate Monument Feature
  • Corsicana - Statues
  • Cost - "First Shot of The Texas Revolution" Monument
  • Crockett - Lightnin' Hopkins (no photo)
  • Crockett - Myrtis Dightman Feature
  • Crosbyton - Crosby County - Henry Clay Smith
  • Crowell - WWI statues
  • Crystal City - Popeye Statue
  • Crystal City - Sailors in Limestone by Johnny Stucco Feature
    The Crystal City Statue That Might’ve Been
  • Dallas - Big Tex: Son of Santa by Mike Cox Feature
  • Dallas - Founders Statue by Raoul Josset Feature
  • Dallas - Freedman's Cemetery Feature
  • Dallas - Greenwood Cemetery Feature
  • Dallas - Pioneer Plaza
  • Dallas - The Six Ladies of Fair Park Feature
  • Dallas - Sydney Smith Memorial Fountain Feature
  • Dallas - Tejas Warrior, Hall of State
  • Dallas - Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Deadwood - A Unique Landmark by Bob Bowman Feature
    A granite shaft set into the ground on April 23, 1841, marks the only international boundary existing within the continental United States.
  • Denison - Union Soldier Statue and Memorial Feature
  • Draw - Draw-Redwine Memorial
  • Dumas - Statue
  • El Paso - The Equestrian Feature
  • Elmendorf - Virgin Mary
  • Farmersville - Confedrate Soldier
  • Fayetteville - The Sewer Commemorative Marker
  • Fort Worth - The Horse Fountain on the courthouse square
  • Fort Worth - Angel
  • Fort Worth - Will Rogers Coliseum by Debbie M. Liles Feature
  • Gainesville - Civil War Memorial
  • Galveston - Statue in memory of the victims of the 1900 Storm, and The Seawall Monument
  • Glen Rose - Barnards of Brazos Monument
  • Goldthwaite - Confederate Statue
  • Goliad - Fannin monuments
  • Graham - Confederate Soldiers Monument
  • Graham - Cowboy drinking coffee
  • Graham - Young County Veterans Memorial
  • Granbury - General Hiram B. Granbury by Sam Fenstermacher Feature
  • Groesbeck - Fort Parker Memorial Cemetery Feature
  • Gussettville Cemetery - Family memorial
  • Harris County - San Jacinto Monument
  • Hawley - Shanghai Pierce Statue
  • Henderson - Thomas Jefferson Rusk Statue
  • Hico - Billy The Kid
  • Highway 288 - Presidents
  • Hillsboro - Confederate Monument
  • Houston - Sam Houston Equestrian Statue Feature
  • Houston - Dick Dowling Statue by Edward T. Cotham, Jr. Feature
    Dick Dowling Statue, First Public Monument in Houston, Turns 100 Years Old on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Houston - The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Huntsville - Sam Houston Statue
  • Indianola - La Salle Statue
  • Jacksonville - World War I Monument
  • Jefferson - Confederate Monument
  • Kaufman - Confederate Monument
  • Laredo - Roberto Garcia Junior's 1990 statue of George Washington
  • Leakey - Monument to town founders John and Nancy Leakey
  • Littlefield - Cowboy Statue
  • Llano - American Doughboy Statue
  • Longview - Confederate Statue
  • Loyola - Statue
  • Lufkin - Doughboy Statue
  • Marfa - Presidio County Courthouse Goddess of Justice
  • Mason - Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston
  • McKinney - James Webb Throckmorton
  • Memphis - "Our Patriots" Statue
  • Mineral Wells - Elmwood Cemetery
  • New Braunfels - Confederate soldier
  • New Braunfels - The Doughboy Statue
  • New London - Cenotaph - New London Explosion Monument Feature
  • Odessa - Jackrabbit Feature
  • Ozona - Davy Crockett Monument
  • Ozona - "The Tie that Binds" by Judy Black
  • Palestine - The John H. Reagan Memorial Feature
  • Paris - Monumental Paris Feature
    Paris Texas Historic Monuments: Confederate Monument, Culbertson Fountain, World War I Memorial, and bust of George W. Wright, founder of Paris
  • Peaster - Statue
  • Pierce - Shanghai Pierce
  • Pittsburg - Jesus Washing Peter's Feet
  • Plainview - The Old MacKenzie Trail - General Ranald Slidell MacKenzie
  • Point - National Farmer's Union Monument Statue
  • Port Arthur - Sub Courthouse Statue 10-23-17
  • Post - C. W. Post Statue
  • Quanah - Quanah Parker Monument
  • Refugio - The Statue Honoring Amon King and his Command
  • Richmond - Lamar Statue
  • Rockne - Knute Rockne
  • Route 66 - Texas Panhandle Mystery Monument Feature
  • Sabine Pass - Sam Houston
  • Sabine Pass - Dick Dowling
  • San Antonio - The Alamo Feature
  • San Antonio - The Spirit of Sacrifice, aka The Alamo Cenotaph Feature
  • San Antonio - Bexar County Courthouse new Lady Justice statue Feature
  • San Antonio - Ben Milam Feature
  • San Antonio - George Washington Brackenridge Feature
  • San Antonio - Indian (International and Great Northern Depot)
  • San Antonio - Oddfellows Cemetery Statues 3-6-18
  • San Antonio - Texas Pioneers - Trail Drivers - Rangers Museum
  • San Augustine - James Pinckney Henderson Statue
  • San Felipe - Stephen F. Austin Statue
  • San Jacinto Monument - Top Ten Facts Feature
  • San Jacinto Monument - Return after 67 Years Feature
  • San Marcos - Jack Hays
  • San Marcos - Statue of Justice
  • Scottsville Cemetery - Confederate Monument
  • Scottsville Cemetery - Weeping Angel
  • Scottsville Cemetery - Angel
  • Scottsville Cemetery - Angel Relief
  • Seguin - The Equestrian Statue of Juan Seguin
  • Sinton - Doughboy Statue
  • Sunray - Sunray Memorial Feature
  • Sweetwater - Women Airforce Service Pilots, WWII Feature
  • Tascosa - Boys Ranch statues 12-3-16
  • Texarkana - The Otis Henry Memorial Feature
  • Texarkana - Confederate Mothers Monument Feature
  • Texarkana - World War I Memorial Feature
  • Texarkana - James Bowie Centennial Statue Feature
  • Turkey - Bob Wills Monument Feature
  • Vernon - Armless Doughboy
  • Vernon - Confederate Monument
  • Victoria - "Firing Line" c. 1912 by Pompeo Coppini
  • Tampico - The Ozark Trail Monument
  • Taylor - Battle of Brushy Creek
    A stone marker commemorating a little-known fight between Comanche warriors and Texas Rangers
  • Warda - Angels
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos - George Campbell Childress Feature
  • Waxahachie - Richard Ellis, who presided over the 1836 Texas Constitutional Convention.
  • Wichita Falls - Wee-Chi-Tah Sculpture Feature
  • West - Cemetery Statues
  • White Deer - White Deer Mascot
  • Williams Community School Feature


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