Sam Houston House

Also known as: Woodland
Ave. L, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas



From 1847 to 1859, Woodland, a typical Texas hill country cottage of clapboard over logs, was the residence of Samuel Houston (1793-1863), who led the Texas Army to victory at San Jacinto, was President of the Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44), and represented the new State in the U.S. Senate (1846-59). His last public post was as Governor (1859-61); in the latter year, he was removed from office for refusing to support Texas' secession from the Union. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
NR name
Houston, Sam, House
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Dog-trot
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1847; 1859
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 2