Mormons make up 1.21% of the state of Texas’ population with .92% of population of Austin being LDS. There are two stakes, the Austin Texas Stake and the Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake.
Joseph Smith sent Lucien Woodworth to Austin in 1844 to meet with Sam Houston to negotiate the purchasing of large amounts of land. The negotiations ended with the death of Joseph. In 1845 Lyman Wight, known as “The Wild Ram of the Mountains” led 200 Mormons to Texas. They were attracted to the soon-to-be state for its warmer climate and the prospects of converting American Indians to their religion.
From Concerts in The Park, Ballet Under The Stars or Blues On The Green, Austin offers something for everyone.
Austin is the capital of Texas and the 4th most populous city in the state. About 842,592 people call Austin home with 48,000 attending the University of Texas at Austin. The current official slogan promotes Austin as “The Music Capital of the World.” This city, rich in heritage and culture has it’s own unique soundtrack.
High of 98 degrees and low of 42 degrees. With more than 300 sunny days each year, Austin locals and visitors alike spend plenty of time outdoors. And it’s no wonder. The winters are temperate. The summers are, well, a little toasty. And the spring and fall offer up the perfect balance of bright blue sky and mild temperatures.
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