San Augustine, Texas, the Cradle of Texas Independence, has figured prominently in the history of the Lone Star State. There are 70 historical markers in San Augustine County, with 6 listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and 34 recorded Texas Historic Landmarks.

Historic churches blend comfortably into the tree-lined landscape of San Augustine, and the many historic homes & buildings portray a variety of architectural styles from Greek Revival to Victorian.

Several of San Augustine’s 140 historic cemeteries, both public and private, are featured here. Also featured are several other historic sites, from an 18th century mission to the county courthouse.

Many historical records are available to the public (some by appointment) as a result of the hard and rewarding work of history and preservation in San Augustine County.

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In San Augustine County visitors get more than a snapshot of the early days of the Texas Republic.

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