Still alive and thriving in Brazoria, the Masonic Oak Tree shaded the six founders of the Grand Masonic Lodge of the Republic of Texas as they met for the first time in Texas in 1836. The Masons had a huge hand in winning the War of Independence for Texas, and the Masonic Oak is a huge part of Brazoria’s heritage, and is featured in the city’s seal. Don't miss the Brazoria Civic Center Museum, Brazoria Train Museum and the “Bridge to Nowhere.”
The Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church Cemetery and Stephen F. Austin Gravesite, originally part of Peach Point Plantation, was used by descendants of Stephen F. Austin’s sister Emily Austin Perry and husband James Franklin Perry, and by the community since 1829. The first to be buried here was the 5 or 6 year old daughter of William Joel Bryan, Austin Perry’s son by a previous marriage. Austin was originally buried here, but his remains were reinterred in the state cemetery in Austin in 1910.