The Austin colonies

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In its first years, Austin's colony faced problems that threatened to drive everyone away.

By the fall of 1824, Austin had nearly fulfilled his contract with the Mexican government

The Old Three Hundred helped make Austin's colony, centered on San Felipe de Austin, a success.

In all, 297 families and single men had received land in his colony.

By 1824, Austin felt that his colony needed a capital. In that year he founded San Felipe de Austin, better known as San Felipe

This picture is located at San Felipe de Austin

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San Felipe was located in present-day Austin County along the Brazos River.

The town population grew quickly as settlers moved to the capitol.

After the success of his first colony, Austin established four more colonies in Texas.

By the early 1830s San Felipe was the second largest business center in Texas after San Antonio.

Because of its isolation, the Little Colony grew slowly and Austin tried to help the colony thrice by organizing a mitilia and recruiting some Tonkawas as allies.


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