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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

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

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance about 11 miles south on Texas 147

San Augustine, TX National Attractions

Sabine National Forest

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

San Augustine, TX Natural Attractions

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

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

Things to do near San Augustine, TX

Del Lago Resort

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

East Texas Discovery Well

In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had...

Montgomery County Preserve

71-acre forever preserved tract of pine and hardwood forest along Spring Creek, often referred to as "The Little Thicket." Ho...

Ellen Trout Zoo and Park

Fully accredited zoo shows a wide variety of animals and birds; known for its breeding programs for West African crowned cran...

Dogwood Hills Country Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...