About an hour west of Livingston is Huntsville, TX. This is the city(town) that Sam Houston called home when he wasn’t otherwise occupied fighting (and defeating ) Santa Anna, being President of the Republic of Texas, senator, governor of two states, and a number of other roles important to the establishment and early protection of the state of Texas. There is a college/university here named for him that is the oldest college west of the Mississippi.
Several years ago, local civic clubs and a noted sculptor/artist erected a small tribute to him.
It is 67 feet high and stands on a 10 foot base. Tallest statue of a hero in the world.
On the grounds of the school is a park like area that contains his house and outbuildings, the house he died in, a blacksmith shop and store of the period and several other log homes from the area of Houston’s home. There is also an excellent museum that traces his very full life from birth to death. He did a LOT. Without him Texas well would not be.
Several blocks away is the cemetery where he is buried. Very interesting to walk through.