1830-39

1830


Jardine House built.

1831

1832


Sam Houston first arrives in Texas.

1833

1834

1835


Huntsville founded by Pleasant and Ephraim Gray (1835-36).

1836

March 2
The Texas Declaration of Independence is signed and the Republic of Texas begins.
March 6
Battle of the Alamo.
April 21
Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.
October 22
Sam Houston begins serving his first term as President of the Republic of Texas (term lasted until December 10, 1838).

1837

June 9
Huntsville organizes first post office.

1838

1839

About the site

The Buildings of Sam Houston State University website documents the physical changes of the SHSU campus in Huntsville from its inception in 1879 through tomorrow. The alumnus-run site details changes to the academic, residential, and historical buildings and other prominent landmarks.