The Sterne Hoya House in Historic Nacogdoches

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The Sterne Hoya House in Historic Nacogdoches

The Sterne-Hoya House was built in 1830 by Nicolas Adolphus Sterne (1801-1852), an
immigrant from Germany who settled in Nacogdoches in 1824. Sterne was active in early
revolutionary events including the Fredonia Rebellion of 1826 and the Battle of Nacogdoches
in 1832. His house was a meeting place for political, military, and social life in East Texas
from early colonization until after the Texas Revolution. Believed to be the oldest frame
house of major historical significance still standing on its original site in Texas, the Sterne
house is now a museum and library displaying documents and relics of this period including
Sam Houston's sword and Adolphus Sterne's diary which details an account of extraordinary life
during the times.


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