Sunset at Fort Anahuac Park

Sunset at Fort Anahuac Park

The monument at the park is titled "First Stand: Anahuac" and honors William B. Travis and his law partner Patrick Jack. Photo by Sheryl Shaw, Chambers County Historical Commission 
"On a site once known as Perry's Point..."

"On a site once known as Perry's Point..."

This Centennial marker was placed at Fort Anahuac Park in 1936. Photo by Sheryl Shaw, Chambers County Historical Commission 
Anahuac, Texas

Anahuac, Texas

Welcome Sign at the entrace of the Town of Anahuac, Texas. Photograph by WhisperToMe.
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Anahuac, the county seat of Chambers County, is on the northeast bank of Trinity Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast. The earliest inhabitants of the Anahuac area were Atakapan Indians. In 1721 French explorer Jean Baptiste de La Harpe visited a village of some 200 Atakapans located between the future site of Anahuac and Round Point. The site was originally known by Anglos as Perry's point, a name attributed to Col. Henry Perry, a noted filibuster, who established a camp there in 1816. Col. John Davis Bradburn, the newly appointed Mexican commander, arrived there in October 1830 with three officers and forty men to begin construction of a fort. Gen. Manuel de Mier y TerĂ¡n, commanding officer of the Mexican states of Coahuila and Texas, officially named the town Anahuac in January 1831, after the ancient capital of the Aztecs.

Fort Anahuac was the scene of incidents in 1832 and 1835 that preceded the Texas Revolution (see ANAHUAC DISTURBANCES). Although the town flourished briefly prior to the 1832 battle, the population declined dramatically afterward. A long-running civil dispute between Gen. Thomas Jefferson Chambers and Charles Willcox over ownership of the townsite began in 1838 and was not fully resolved until after the assassination of Chambers in 1865. This dispute obviously hindered the development of the town. General Chambers briefly called the town Chambersea in his own honor, but the town did not follow suit. A small Confederate outpost was established here in 1862 and was called Fort Chambers.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Adopted by: Sheryl Shaw
In honor of William B Travis and Patrick Jack whose imprisonment fueled an uprising 1832, and sparked the Texas Revolution
Until: February 10th, 2026

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Anahuac is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Anahuac is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Chambersea)
  • (Perry's Point)
  • (Round Point)


Latitude: 29.76497440
Longitude: -94.67864800

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated


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