1. Statue

    Smith, Henry (1788–1851)

    Henry Smith, known as the first American governor of Texas, tenth and last child of James and Magdalen (Woods) Smith, was born in Kentucky on May 20, 1788.

    He was married three times and was the father of nine children. The wives were sisters, Harriet, Elizabeth, and Sarah Gillett. Smith came to Texas in 1827 and settled in what is now Brazoria County.

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  1. Masonic Oak

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Part of the original Stephen F. Austin land grant, Brazoria was platted in 1828 by John Austin. It was deserted in what is called the Runaway Scrape as the Mexican army advanced from their victory at the Alamo.

    A school opened as early as 1838 but it wasn't granted a post office for eight more years. The town had a respectable population of 800 by the mid 1880s.

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  1. Brazoria Community Library

    Brazoria Community Library

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    Link this spotlight to another page, that wayif If a citizen is interested, they can easily find out more information.

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