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Anahuac is a city in Chambers County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,210 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Chambers County^GR6 and is situated in East Texas.

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Chambers County Courthouse (Anahuac, TX)

Chambers County Courthouse (Anahuac, TX)
Made by MickWatson
Anahuac was originally known as Perry’s Point, after filibuster American Col. Henry Perry. Perry and his men stationed themselves there for a time before joining Mexican revolutionaries in Galveston in an attempt to take La Bahia (now known as Goliad) from the Spanish during Mexico’s war for independence. His men were captured and he chose death by his own hand rather than surrender. The name was changed to Anahuac in 1831 by Mexican Gen. Manuel de Mier y Terán, commanding officer of Coahuila and Texas. Anahuac was an ancient capital of the Aztecs. In the Aztec language Anahuac means “land by the sea”. Anahuac was the site of two disturbances between Mexican authorities and Anglo settlers that precipitated the Texas Revolution. Both involved a young lawyer named William Travis who would later fall at the Alamo. Chambers County was named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers. Chambers was a lawyer and land speculator that made a habit of making enemies and shady land deals. He became a Mexican citizen and was appointed Surveyor General of Texas in 1829 and sole Superior Judge of Texas before the revolution. In 1830 he bought land in Anahuac even though there had been settlers living there since 1824 and was considered a tory when he did not support the Texians during the Anahuac disturbances. He spent most of his life in Texas disputing land rights for himself. He even claimed the land where the Capitol in Austin stood, a suit that would last until 1925 when the state finally settled with his descendants. He killed a man named John O'Brian over another disputed case in which his house was sold to O’Brian because of unpaid taxes while Chambers was in the United States selling more land. The courts did nothing and Chambers regained his house. He angered the people of Anahuac even more when he renamed the city Chambersea in his own honor. The new name would never catch on. He ran for the Texas Senate in 1838 but lost. He ran for the state legislature in 1849 but lost. He ran for governor four times (1851, 1853, 1861 and 1863) and lost each time. Eventually it all caught up to Chambers when he was assassinated in his own home in Anahuac, most likely by a man who disputed his ownership of the town. Wallisville was the county seat of Chambers County until it was moved to Anahuac in 1908. The current WPA courthouse was built in 1936 and is possibly one of the most plain courthouse squares in the state. Not much going on in Anahuac these days. Chambers County was one of the hardest hit areas during Hurricane Ike in September 2008.

Chambers County Courthouse (Anahuac, Texas)

Chambers County Courthouse (Anahuac, Texas)
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This Art Deco Courthouse was erected in 1936 thanks to WPA funds. The Modern Design comes from Cornell G. Curtis who aided in the design of the nearby Liberty County Courthouse.

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Made by msarahan
this was a serious crop, but a reasonable amount of detail came out. Someday I'll have the cash for a really nice telephoto or maybe even supertelephoto.

Historical marker, Anahuac TX

Historical marker, Anahuac TX
Made by roy.luck
The first shots fired in the War of Texas Independence (1832) were fired in Anahuac, on Trinity Bay on the northeast edge of Galveston Bay.

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16/365 - 3/16/09 STOP! Don't shoot us!!!! I think this was at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Anahuac, Texas.

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Emily-Demmek_1
Made by Warpedimages
Abandoned crab trap removal 2/19/2011. We removed 407 traps that were unclaimed.

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IMG_3558_anahuacUMC
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United Methodist Church in Anahuac, Texas

Knot Eyes?

Knot Eyes?
Made by EAC 43
Yes, Eyes (and a nose and mouth)! LOL



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  Chambers County-Winnie Stowell Airport
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Lake Anahuac
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