Texas Independence Day is the commemoration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836 in which independence from Mexico was declared and the Republic of Texas was born. Additional information can be found in an online exhibit on Texas Annexation hosted by the Texas State Library and Archives.
There are more than 600 Official Texas Historical Markers that commemorate aspects of events, people, and places associated with Texas Independence Day. The map below features a number of these markers; click on the location dots to learn more about some of these stories. For more stories, use the Texas Historical Commission Atlas to search for other markers and designations by using its keyword function.
Don't find a story that you feel should be interpreted? Do something about it! Check out the THC's Undertold Markers program page for more information.
Read more about the Texas Declaration of Independence in the Handbook of Texas Online.