Blount House -- San Augustine TX
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N 31° 31.800 W 094° 06.339
15R E 395033 N 3488871
The home of Col. S. W. Blount earned a brief mention in the 1940 WPA Guide to Texas
Waymark Code: WMXJNB
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 01/20/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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The house formerly belonging to Colonel Stephen William Blount is located at 503 E. Columbia Street/SH 21 in downtown San Augustine.

The historic home earned a small mention in the WPA writer's guide to Texas as follows:

"Though in 1890 a fire destroyed a large part of the town, some old buildings remain, sturdy and mellowed by the years. Several log houses nearly a century old are still occupied by descendants of the men who built them. The BLOUNT HOUSE (open by arrangement}, corner Ayish and Columbia Sts., was erected in 1839. A high, square, one-story frame building with two ells, it sprawls well back from the street. Its columned porch, arched main entrance and ornamental cornice are typical of the period when it was erected by Colonel S. W. Blount, who was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence."

A 1936 state historic marker at the home reads as folows:

The former home of Col. Stephen William Blount is located at 503 Columbia Street in San Augustine. The waymarked marker is a 1936 grey granite centennial monument.

"Home of Col. Stephen William Blount

Born Feb. 3, 1808 in Burke County, Georgia.

Came to Texas in 1835.

Joined the Army of Texas after signing the Declaration of Independence.

First County Clerk of San Augustine County

First District Clerk of the First Judicial District

Died, February 7, 1890
at San Augustine, Texas.

Erected by the State of Texas
Book: Texas

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: Texas

Year Originally Published: 1940

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