Texas was an independent nation from March 2, 1836-Feb. 16, 1846 when it became the 28th state to join the Union.
Sam Houston was chosen president of the republic, with his inauguration on Oct. 22, 1836. Annexation to the United States was applied for and, as they say, the rest is history.
Let’s go back a few years, shall we – before 1836? There is a Fayette County connection there.