DescriptionThe first duly-elected Congress of the Republic of Texas met in West Columbia, the capital, on October 3, 1836. Sam Houston was inaugurated the first president of the Republic of Texas, and Stephen F. Austin was named its secretary of state in West Columbia, Texas' first capital. The provisional government was forced to move after Texans declared their independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836, at Washington on the Brazos. A replica of the first capitol is in the center of town.
Visitor InfoWest Columbia Chamber of Commerce 202 E. Brazos St. WEST COLUMBIA, TX 77486. Phone:(979)345-3921
Self-guiding toursBrochures outlining historical sites are available at the West Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Things to SeeVarner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site