Take a Trip Through Texas History
It probably comes as no surprise, but Texans are fiercely proud of their history — a storied past that began with its days as a territory of foreign nations, through its period as an independent republic, and beyond the historic date in 1845 when Texas became the 28th U.S. state.
From the Piney Woods of eastern Texas to the canyons of Big Bend Country and everything in between, each region of the Lone Star State contributes it own unique thread in the rich tapestry of Texas history. More than 13,000 State Historical Markers dot this great state, commemorating dramatic battles, grand old mansions, and Wild West landmarks. All to ensure visitors won't miss one moment of exhilarating Texas heritage!