The county is named after Stephen F. Austin, who chose San Felipe as his home. The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, The Colonial Capital of Texas, was right where Texas got it’s start. The site preserves a portion of the townsite of San Felipe de Austin that served as the colonial capital of Texas. Visitors can explore the life of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas,” and his impact on the settlement and independence of Texas. On a picturesque bluff overlooking the Brazos River, the story of Austin and the pioneers that followed him to Texas is told through statues, monuments, historical markers, a replica cabin and exhibits in the Josey Store Museum.
And don’t miss Archeology Awareness month each October.