Known as "The Cradle of Texas," Sam Houston had an office here; Davy Crockett was feted on his way to the Alamo; and James Pinckney Henderson, Texas' first governor, lived here. The city is on the nationally designated historic "El Camino Real de los Tejas" trail.

Visit antique stores and emporiums, and sample the Grapefruit High Ball at San Augustine Drug. The restored Old Town Well (circa 1860)–complete with sweetgum roller, hand-wrought iron handle and oaken bucket—is in the Old Stripling Drug Store. The store is now owned by the San Augustine County Historical Society.

Events include a PRCA rodeo in May and the Sassafras Festival in October.

Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

611 W. Columbia St.


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