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Austin's Birthplace
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 36° 50.971 W 080° 51.422
17S E 512745 N 4078188
Quick Description: This historic marker stand on U. S. Route 52, some 5-miles from where "The Father of Texas" was born in 1793.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2006 1:47:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM11BA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 56

Long Description:
Many people think that community of Austinville was named for Stephen F. Austin, but the community was actually named for his father, Moses Austin who was an early settler of the area and was instrumental in the developement of local pioneer industry, which included the Lead Mines and the New River.

This historic marker stands on Route 52 some, five miles from the actual birthplace. All evidence of the actual birthplace has been destroyed, but there is a small park located near the birthplace on the bank of the New River. The coordinates for the park are:
36 51.198 N
080 55.137 W

The text of the marker reads:

"Near Austinville, five miles west, was born Stephen F. Austin, “Father of Texas,” November 1793. He began his colonization work in 1821"
Marker Number: KD-8

Marker Title: Austin's Birthplace

Marker Location: U. S. Route 52 at Route 69

County or Independent City: Wythe County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Conservation and Development Commission - 1937

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