Certified Retirement Community


Debbie A. Sutherland, City Manager
CRC Board member

Laurie B. Kincannon, Mayor
CRC Board member

Darlene Shoemaker, Economic Development Director
CRC Board member

P.O. Box 487
512 E. Brazos Ave.
West Columbia, TX  77486

Ph: (979) 345-3123
Fx: (979) 345-3178


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to …..

West Columbia
First Capitol of the Republic of Texas!

History abounds in West Columbia known as the First Capitol of the Republic of Texas, where Sam Houston was sworn in as the first President of the Republic and where Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, died. Come visit where Texas history all began with a replica of the First Capitol building, the Columbia Historic Museum, Columbia Rosenwald School, the Varner Hogg Plantation on FM 2852 operated by the Texas Historic Commission, Capitol of Texas Park-a walk through the Birth of Texas and beautiful historic homes in nearby East Columbia. Over twenty historical markers offer visitors many sites to visit and explore.

West Columbia offers great food, friendly shops and wonderful places to stay. Visit www.westcolumbiatx.org, www.westcolumbiachamber.org or phone 979-345-3123 or 979-345-3921 for more information on historic West Columbia, First Capitol of the Republic of Texas, member of the Texas Independence Trail, Go Texan and Go Texan Certified Retirement Community.

We offer plenty of places to shop and dine.  We are also proud of:

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  • Exemplary campuses
  • Veteran’s Memorial
  • Softball fields
  • Public Pool
  • Fishing Lake
  • Police - Fire - EMS
  • Affordable Housing
  • Walking or Jogging Trails
  • Pavilion Playground
  • Superior Water System
  • Meeting facilities

Current events include:

  • Annual Kid Fish
  • San Jacinto Festival 
  • Rotary Shrimp Boil
  • City Wide Cleanups
  • July 4th Fireworks
  • Bells Across America
  • National Night Out 
  • Fire Prevention Jamboree
  • Trick or Treat at First Capitol Park
  • Veterans’ Day Parade and Memorial
  • Ghosts Along the Brazos
  • Christmas Festivities in December