How many cities have served as a capital to the Republic of Texas?
Before joining the United States under the Texas Annexation in 1845, Texas was an independent nation known as the Republic of Texas. Seven cities served as its capital:
Washington (now Washington-on-the-Brazos), 1836
Harrisburg (now part of Houston), 1836
West Columbia, 1836
Austin, 1839–1845 (also present-day capital of the State of Texas)