THE ALEXANDER FARM in Pilot Knob, Texas, was founded in 1847 by the then-enslaved and renowned horse breeder and trainer Daniel Alexander. The farm with its family cemetery was passed down from generation to generation and is still managed by his direct descendants today. As such, the Alexanders are among the founding African American families of Austin, and the farm is one of the most historic in Travis County. This website exists to celebrate and protect the family legacy of place and history that is THE ALEXANDER FARM. 



The Alexander Farm

May 31, 2022

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Timia Cobb

Rosalind Alexander-Kasparik brings flowers to her parents’ grave at the family cemetery on their land, which has been passed down across several generations. The family is now fighting a highway-widening plan that could call for forcibly buying some of the land. Credit: Lauren Witte/The Texas Tribune