At the dedication ceremony for the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in Conroe, Texas on April 21, 2011, the bust of Texas founding father, Charles B. Stewart, was unveiled. The bust of Charles B. Stewart was sculpted by Texas artist, Craig Campobello. The biographical text regarding Charles B. Stewart on the front of the marker was written by Texas History Page author, K. K. Searle.
Dr. Charles Bellinger Stewart
Designer of the Lone Star Flag
Charles B. Stewart Marker Text
Charles Bellinger Stewart was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1806. He came to Texas in 1830. As a member of the militia, he served at Anahauc and the Battle of Velasco in 1832. He served as the first Secretary of State of Texas in 1835. He was then elected a delegate from the Municipality of Austin to the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos in 1836. There he boldly signed the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. He also served as a member of the committee that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.
Following the Texas Revolution, Stewart moved to the Lake Creek Settlement where the town of Montgomery was founded in 1837. In 1838, he helped located the site of the Montgomery County seat in the town of Montgomery. Stewart lived and worked in Montgomery for most of his adult life where he was a physician and successful businessman. Stewart married twice - first to Julia Shepperd, and following her death, he married Elizabeth Antoinette Boyd.
Charles Bellinger Stewart designed the world famous LONE STAR FLAG OF TEXAS which was adopted in 1839. Stewart represented Montgomery County at the Constitutional Convention and signed the Texas State Constitution of 1845. Following statehood, Stewart served in the House of Representatives of the Texas State Legislature.
The Stewart home site is located seventeen miles west of the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park. Stewart died in 1885 and is buried in the New Cemetery in Montgomery, Texas. An ardent patriot, Charles B. Stewart has left his imprint boldly written in the institutions and history of his country and his state - TEXAS!
The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park is located near the intersection of FM 2854 and I-45 in Conroe, Texas next to the Montgomery County Central Libary.