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Angleton, Texas: 76-Foot-Tall Stephen F. Austin Statue

Stephen Austin, one of the founders of Texas, is immortalized in a towering Texas-size statue.

S. Walker St., Angleton, TX
Hwy 288 exit at Hwy 35. Drive east, then turn south onto S. Walker St. The road will curve back to Hwy 288, and the statue will be on the right, just before Hwy 288.
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Stephen F. Austin statue

The Stephen F. Austin statue is not 76 feet tall (It may be that tall including its base). The Sam Houston statue in Huntsville, Texas, is 67 feet on a 10-foot base, and is the "World's Tallest Statue of an American Hero." The artist who built both, David Adickes, says that the Sam Houston is taller, yet the park at Angleton continues to use erroneous information to make their statue seem taller.

[Frank Krystyniak, 08/24/2021]

Until someone runs a tape measure up Stephen Austin, we'll have to trust sculptor David Adickes. He's a smart guy, and he might have made Austin 76 feet tall, or one foot shorter than his "Tallest Statue" of Sam Houston.

Stephen F. Austin Statue.

Stephen F. Austin Statue

The 76-foot-tall statue of Texas forefather Stephen F. Austin was built in 2006 by Texas artist David Adickes -- who had earlier built a colossal Sam Houston statue outside of Huntsville. Stephen is slightly shorter than Sam, as they were in real life.

[Gena, 10/07/2012]
Another Big Tex: 70-ft. tall Stephen F. Austin statue planned

The town of Angleton, Texas, may be home to a 70-ft. tall statue of Stephen F....

[06/12/2004] Complete News Story

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