San Augustine, Texas

Known as "The Cradle of Texas," history walks the streets here. San Augustine is located on historic "El Camino Real" (the Royal Highway, now Texas 21 in this area). Sam Houston walked here; Davy Crockett was feted on his way to the Alamo; and J. Pinckney Henderson, Texas' first governor, lived here when San Augustine was the eastern gateway to Texas. Several church congregations lay claim as Texas' oldest: Presbyterian, Episcopal and Methodist (24 miles east, five miles north of Milam).

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Sabine National Forest

Nearest entrance about five miles east on F.M. 353

San Augustine, TX Natural Attractions

Ezekiel W. Cullen Home

An early judge of the First District Court of Texas, Cullen lived in this large house of Greek Revival style, the entire upper floor a ballroom; 1839

San Augustine, TX Historic Homes

El Camino Real

Spanish for the Royal Highway, also called Old San Antonio Road, the first "interstate" (actually international) highway system in North America. In this area Texas 21 follows the old route laid out about 1690

San Augustine, TX History

Mission Se-ora de los Dolores de los Ais

Also known as Dolores Mission, was established 1716 by the Domingo Ramon expedition. Abandoned due to French invasion in 1719; restored in 1721 and became headquarters for Zacatecan missions in East Texas. Abandoned 1773

San Augustine, TX Missions

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance about 11 miles south on Texas 147

San Augustine, TX National Attractions

Things to do near San Augustine, TX

Witness Park and Prayer Tower

A gift to the city from businessman Bo Pilgrim, the tower features four Paccard bells from France and a chapel that never clo...

Caddo Canoe Rentals & Boat Tours

Enjoy scenic tours of Big Cypress Bayou and Caddo Lake. Daily tours and canoe rentals....

Nathan H. Davis Pioneer Complex & Museum

An example of a pioneer home, the Davis log house was originally built in 1851 for local attorney Nathan H. Davis. Furniture ...

Old Town Well

Dug to a depth of 27 feet by slave labor in 1860, the old town well supplied citizens as well as travelers on El Camino Real ...

Lone Star Speedway

Sat. night races feature I.M.C.A. modifieds, dirt south late models, and hot stocks. A three-eighth mile, high bank clay oval...