Father of Texas (Stephen F. Austin)
Courtesy of the Town Square Development Authority and the City of Sugar Land
Sugar Land Town Square
The Stephen F. Austin Monument at Sugar Land Town Square depicts Austin emerging from the Brazos River on horseback. His horse rearing, Austin struggles to lead a packhorse stumbling in the river’s current, represented by the surrounding fountain waters. A portrayal of the struggles of settlement and colonization, Sugar Land’s monument pays homage to Austin, whose original Texas colony encompassed what is today Fort Bend County.