East Texas City
San Augustine, Texas
The Eastern Gateway For Settlers
Visit The Mission Dolores Site
Historic homes and churches dot this quaint town rich in Texas history. An Eastern gateway for settlers from Southern states—and an earlier stop along the historic route, El Camino Real de los Tejas—San Augustine became one of the first Anglo communities when Texas was part of Mexico. The Mission Dolores Visitor Center commemorates the site of an early Spanish mission, founded in 1716. Exhibits describe life among the missionaries and Ais Indians, and territorial struggles between Spain and France. The Ezekiel Cullen House, built in 1839, was the home of a prominent judge in the Republic of Texas. Nearby is the 1927 San Augustine County Courthouse, which was restored through the THC’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. Events include the Texas Treasure Heritage Festival in April, A PRCA rodeo in May and the Sassafras Festival in October. The region Sale on the Trail is in May.
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