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This site, originally purchased by Anson Jones who later became the last president of the Republic of Texas, was sold by Jones on September 15, 1840, to Alphonse De Saligny, Charge D'Affaires of his majesty, Louis Philippe, the king of the French,…
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002
In 1891, Thomas F. Burns bought 3 ¾ acres of the Jones and Sedwick property along the west bank of Shoal Creek. Burns, a Scottish immigrant, married Arbanna J. Nelson in Travis County in 1876. Property records and lumber marked "Sutor & Co.&…
Estimated to have been a majestic tree of about 100 years when Columbus first landed on North American shores, this live oak tree has been pronounced the most perfect specimen of a tree in North America, and its picture hangs in the Hall of Fame o…
Came to Texas from Tennessee. Prominent orator, jurist and prosecutor. Delegate Texas Secession Convention 1861. Joined Confederate Army as Captain Company "B" Terry's Texas Rangers. After Terry was killed Wharton elected Colonel and led this famo…
of the Covert Family Gift of
to the People of Travis County, in memory of
Frank M. Covert, Sr.
History of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell
1939 Park Given to Travis County
1972 Park Transfer…
Born in Virginia in 1793, he brought the first 300 Anglo-American colonists to Texas in 1821. Austin became known as the "Father of Texas."
Shortly after his appointment as Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, Austin died of pneumonia.
This sculpture, weighing 18 tons, is an exact copy of the colossal head that was discovered at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo, Veracruz, Mexico. The original is a landmark work of art of the Olmec culture that flourished in southern Mexico 1500-400…
Born in Virginia, 1753 · Died in Cold Springs, San Jacinto County, Texas, 1837
Robert Rankin was an officer in the Continental Army, Virginia Troops, 1776, in the same company with his near kinsman, John Marshall, who …
Marking the spot where
Josiah Pugh Wilbarger
of Austin's Colony was stabbed
and scalped by the Indians in 1832
while locating lands for the Colonies.
Born in Bourbon Co. Ky. Sept. 10, 1801
Died in Bastrop Co. Tex. April 11, 1845