Stephen F. Austin Monument
Angleton, Texas

A statue of Stephen F. Austin located on highway 288 in Angleton, Texas is dedicated to the man most consider to be the "Father of Texas". The monument is 76' from the base to the top and is one of the largest statues ever made of a living person. The base is engraved on all four sides and is surrounded by a large star which represents the Lone Star. On the back side of the monument is a brief biography of Austin, a local map with points of significance in Brazoria County and a brief description of the monument. On one side of the base are listed the the names of the settlers who came to Brazoria County to settle Texas. The other side of the monument lists the contributors who built the monument.

The Stephen F. Austin Monument.

In his hand he holds the 1823 agreement which allowed him to settle 300 families in Texas.

Close-up of the base.
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Page published Apr. 5, 2011