The First Capitol of the Republic of Texas

The First Capitol of the Republic of Texas (HMSW6)

Location: West Columbia, TX 77486 Brazoria County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 8.673', W 95° 38.533'

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Near site of The First Capitol of the Republic of Texas

About 1833 Leman Kelsy built a story-and-a-half clapboard structure near this location. When Columbia became capital of the Republic of Texas in 1836, the building was one of two which housed the newly formed government. The First Republic of Texas Congress convened in Columbia. Here Sam Houston took office as President and Stephen F. Austin as Secretary of State. In 1837 the government moved to Houston. The 1900 storm destroyed the original capitol. The replica at this site was built in 1976-77.
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HM NumberHMSW6
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 242958 N 3226888
Decimal Degrees29.14455000, -95.64221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 8.673', W 95° 38.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 8' 40.38" N, 95° 38' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 N 14th St, West Columbia TX 77486, US
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