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North America » United States » Texas » San Augustine June 22nd 2020

San Augustine was founded by Thomas McFarland in 1832 and was named after Presidio de San Agustin de Ahumada. It is located on the El Camino Real (Old San Antonio Road) that was started in 1691. In 1717 a Spanish mission was established by Father Antonio Margil de Jesus, after he established the mission in Nacogdoches in 1716. The mission in San Augustine was abandoned in 1719, and did not lead to a permanent settlement like the mission in Nacogdoches. Tejas (and Texas) had a complicated history including interactions with the French, Spanish, Mexico, and the USA. The City of San Augustine became the County Seat of San Augustine County and was one of the twenty three original counties (or municipios) for the Republic of Texas in 1834. (Nacogdoches and Shelby counties were also two original ... read more
San Augustine County Courthouse (1927)
San Augustine County Courthouse
San Augustine County Courthouse

North America » United States » Texas » San Augustine June 8th 2020

I returned to San Augustine on US Hwy 96 in late May after a stop in Neuville. My first stop on the North side of San Augustine was the City Cemetery that started as the Anderson family cemetery. I could not find any Anderson markers cus they are very old and made of sandstone instead of durable granite. The marker I liked best was the one made of native pine wood. I found the section of the Blount family that dated back to the Republic of Texas (here and in Nacogdoches). There was a full sized "angel marker" like the one found in the Nacogdoches Oak Grove Cemetery. Just outside of the cemetery was the old Memorial Presbyterian Church complex; now a large residence. Then I made a stop at the Old Town Jail, now privately ... read more
San Augustine City
San Augustine Cemetery
San Augustine Cemetery




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