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Independence, Texas

Independence was settled in 1824 by John P. Coles, one of Stephen F. Austin's 300 original families in Texas. It was first called Coles Settlement, the village name was changed in 1836 to commemorate the independence of Texas from Mexico.

The town square was laid out for the Washington County courthouse, but Brenham won a heated county-seat election by two votes.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Independence, TX

Country View Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Stephen F. Austin Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Pecan Valley Municipal Golf Course -River

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

S. S. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church

Through the efforts of fellow immigrant Joseph Russek, many Czech families came to this area of Milam County in the 1880s. Th...