This is one of the oldest frame houses still standing in Texas. Underwood, who came from Massachusetts to East Columbia in 1834, operated two large cotton plantations in Brazoria County. Intersection of Main and Austin Streets. www.ammonunderwood.com
The park has 21 historical monuments that depict the time from after the Battle of San Jacinto to 1837 when the capitol moved to Houston. A cistern dates to the Republic of Texas period. Texas native plants are identified. 100 E. Brazos Ave. www.texasgems.org/park
The museum traces the historical significance of the Victorian era. The displays also document the West Columbia Oilfield and the ranching industry. A room is devoted to East Columbia. It includes a set of 1860 woodworking planes and two 1890s wedding gowns. Call for Sat. tours. Open 10 a.m.-3 p...
Founded by Josiah Hughes Bell in 1823, the site was originally named Bell's Landing and served as a supply depot for settlements on the Brazos River. In 1824, Bell laid out the new town and named it Marion. In 1842, it became East Columbia.
Self-guided driving tour booklet describes historical sites around the first capital of the Republic of Texas. Available at the West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 202 E. Brazos.
Part of an original grant to one of Stephen F. Austin's Old 300. Cemetery holds the graves of many Texas Revolution heroes. 16th and Jackson streets.
Built at this site 1976-77 to commemorate the one that housed the government when Columbia became the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1836. The original was destroyed by the 1900 storm. At 14th and Hamilton. .
Rosenwald schools were hubs of rural African American life in the 1930s-40s South. Few survived. This one is open to the public as a walk-in exhibit at the Columbia Historical Museum.
Built in 1850 as the home of an enslaved African-American family who worked on the Sweeny's plantation. Mark and Larkin Waddy remained on the plantation after the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. Buildings are open for viewing by appointment. Intersection of Main and Austin streets.
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