Bellville, Texas: Giant Head of Stephen Austin

Bellville is the seat of Austin County, named for Stephen Austin, the "Father of Texas," so it's reasonable that it would have a giant Stephen Austin head.
Address:
826 W. Main St., Bellville, TX
Directions:
West edge of town, just east of the intersection of Hwys 36 and 159, in the highway median.
Admission:
Free
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Big Austin head.

Bust of Stephen Austin, Father of Texas

While driving back from Fredericksburg for 4th of July, and to avoid traffic back to Houston, we took a detour. We drove through the small town of Bellville. Little did we know we'd run across a big head at the intersection of Highways 36 and 159.

[Irwin & Victorina, 07/14/2015]

The bust was created by Texas artist David Adickes, who enjoys sculpting giant concrete heads.


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