On December 15, 1836, Governor San Houston ordered that the capital of the Republic of Texas be moved from Columbia to Houston, the city that was named after him. From April 19, 1837 to 1839, Houston served as the capital of Texas.
Category: Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas – Named After Sam Houston The General And President Of The Republic of Texas
Houston, Texas was formed when the Allen brothers acquired a tract of land on Buffalo Bayou near the former town of Harrisburg.
On June 5, 1836 the city of Houston, Texas, was founded when the Allen brothers named the town after Sam Houston, the War of 1812 veteran, former Tennessee Governor and the General and President of the Republic of Texas, in hopes of having him move it the capital from Columbia to Houston.
The city was temporarily the capital of Texas and quickly developed into the “Capital of Commerce” for the state, where seventeen railroads would intersect for the shipment of goods.