Old Harrisburg

Old Harrisburg (HM16QJ)

Location: Houston, TX 77012 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.971', W 95° 16.657'

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Early Texas port and trading post. Site of state's first steam saw, grist mills and railroad terminal. Town founded, 1826, by John R. Harris, who was first settler in 1823. Became shipping center for early colonies, established when Texas was part of Mexico, with boats carrying cargo to and from Texas ports and points in the United States and Mexico.

Became the seat of government of the Republic of Texas, March 22-April 13, 1836, when David G. Burnet, President of the ad interim government and several of his cabinet resided near here in the home of Mrs. Jane Harris (site marked), widow of town founder. Here President Burnet adopted the flag for the Texas Navy. In 1835, local resident, Mrs. Sarah Dodson, had made here the first tri-color lone star flag.

General Santa Anna attacked the town with 750 Mexican soldiers on April 16 attempting to capture Burnet and his cabinet. The whole town was burned.

After Texas gained its independence at nearby San Jacinto, the town was rebuilt and again thrived.

The Buffalo, Bayou, Brazos and Colorado, first railroad in Texas began here in 1852 and by the Civil War made the town a Confederate rail center.

Became a part of Houston, by annexation, in 1926.
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HM NumberHM16QJ
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Marker Number10680
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 279677 N 3289508
Decimal Degrees29.71618333, -95.27761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.971', W 95° 16.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 58.26" N, 95° 16' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 Broadway St, Houston TX 77012, US
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