The Father of Texas
They say that Tennessee is the "Mother of Texas". No one is sure who the father is, but we're pretty sure it is Virginia. To that end the little town of Austinville, Virginia, the birth place of Stephen F. Austin, has a memorial park dedicated to their favorite son. The flags of the United States, Virginia and Texas fly over the site. An "Austin Oak"
has been planted on that location. All to memorialize the "Father of Texas" Stephen Fuller Austin.