Capitol of Texas Park, a walk through the birth of Texas
What is Capitol of Texas Park?
Columbia is selected as the site for the first capitol. Capitol of Texas Park is a unique park dedicated to a unique period in history - the Republic of Texas.
The park incorporates the very spot where much of early Texas history took place, the site of the Republic's first capitol building.
The park includes a walking path with 21 stations, each consisting of a black granite monument depicting the people and events of the early Republic, and a central plaza which is representative of the Seal of the Republic.
Another historic addition to the park came with the discovery of a cistern during construction. Archaeologists studying the site believe it to date from the 1830s, and local historians believe it may have provided water for the capitol.