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San Felipe, Texas

Known as the "Birthplace of Anglo-American Settlement in Texas," San Felipe de Austin was named for Stephen F. Austin, who located his first Texas colonists here in 1823. The historic village was home of Texas' first English-language newspaper (the "Gazette," 1829), origin of the Texas postal system, and it saw the beginning of the legendary Texas Rangers. San Felipe was the location of hte Conventions of 1832 and 1833, and the Consultation of 1835 meetings that led to the Texas Declaration of Independence. The community was razed by fire and was occupied by Santa Anna's invading Mexican army in 1836. It was then restored after the Texan victory at San Jacinto. The Stephen F. Austin Park Association operates an information center at the San Felipe Post Office where literature and information are available.

San Felipe lies on I-10, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports. The city is a pivotal point on the Texas Pioneer Trail covering four-county area. For additional information and map, contact local information center.

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Things to do near San Felipe, TX

Bruce Park

Right in the heart of downtown, Bruce Park is a small park that features the preserved home of William Wills. Other period it...

Horseshoe Bend Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Amon G. Carter Parks

SELMA PARK * Located off Texas 59 south of Bowie. Turn south on FM 2583 and follow to lake. * Ramp will accommodate all...

A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Built in 1909 from material salvaged from the first Perry home built in 1857, the A.W. Perry Homestead stayed in the family u...