Historical Figures

Stephen F. Austin

  • Born November 3, 1793
  • Died December 27, 1836
  • Known as “The Father of Texas”
  • Was a lawyer, settler and administrator who played a key role in the secession of Texas from Mexico
  • Numerous places and institutions are name in his honor, including the capitol of Texas

George Washington

  • Born February 22, 1732
  • Died December 14, 1799
  • Elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution
  • First U.S. President (served 2 terms)
  • Washington left one of the most enduring legacies of any American in history. Known as the “Father of His Country,” his face appears on the U.S. dollar bill and quarter, and hundreds of U.S. schools and towns, as well as the nation’s capital city, are named for him.

Christopher Columbus

  • Born 1451
  • Died May 20, 1506
  • Italian explorer discovered the “New World” of the Americas

Jose Antonio Navarro

  • Born February 27, 1795
  • Died January 13, 1871
  • A Texas statesman, revolutionary, politician, rancher, and merchant
  • Navarro County was established in his honor