Moses Austin

Moses Austin (HM28GE)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 25.49', W 98° 29.725'

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(Panel 1)
Born in Connecticut, October fourth 1761; moved to Philadelphia in 1783, thence to Virginia in 1785 and to Missouri in 1798.
Arrived in San Antonio on December 23, 1820.
Died in Missouri June tenth, 1821.
(Panel 2)
Moses Austin here petitioned the Spanish authorities for the right to bring three hundred families to Texas - and returned to Missouri to await the answer.
(Panel 3)
Exposure and exhaustion during his Texas journey caused his death, a few days after receiving notification that his petition had been granted. His dying request was that his son Stephen should carry out his vision.
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A man of vision, enterprise, industry and indomitable energy · · He most fittingly bequeathed the realization of his plans to his more deliberate, patient, tactful and diplomatic son.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government
to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.
Details
HM NumberHM28GE
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 548944 N 3255160
Decimal Degrees29.42483333, -98.49541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.49', W 98° 29.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 29.4" N, 98° 29' 43.5" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Plaza De Armas, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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