Dr. Charles B. Stewart – Montgomery, Texas

stewartflagWho designed the Texas Flag? This question that has been debated for years. If you say anyone other than Charles B. Stewart (while in Montgomery County), your fixing to get an ear full. Descendants of Dr. Stewart and Montgomery County feel very strongly that the Lone Star Flag was designed by none other than Charles B. Stewart.

This Historical Marker is located on FM 105 at FM 2854 in Montgomery. It is easy to find but there is really no where to pull over on the side of the road to really take a look at it. 085081


The bust of Stewart in the City of Conroes park reads: “Charles Bellinger Stewart designed the world famous LONE STAR FLAG OF TEXAS which was adopted in 1839.”

Charles Bellinger Stewart was the First Secretary of State in Texas (1806-1885). He signed the Declaration of Independence; helped to write Constitution of the Republic in 1836 and the State in 1845; served Montgomery County as District Attorney and three terms as State Representative.

Highest appointed official in Texas, keeper of the state seal, the Secretary of State is named by the Governor with advice and consent of the Senate.

Since Stewart, 83 other men and two women have served Texas as Secretary of State.


Recorded Historical Marker Year 1966

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