|Texas Independence Day Is March 2
It’s no secret that East Texas played a part in the formation of Texas. Cities like Jefferson and Nacogdoches were among other early European settlements that began to thrive even before Texas broke from its Mexican control.
On March 2, 1836, settlers in Texas declared independence from Mexico to become the Republic of Texas. Eighteen of the 60 signers of Texas Declaration of Independence were from East Texas. Richard Ellis — the namesake of Ellis County — was elected president of the constitutional convention that created the Republic of Texas. READ MORE.