Sam Houston was born on March 2, 1793, in a cabin in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The monument at the Sam Houston Wayside is a 38,000 pound piece of Texas pink granite commemorating the birthplace of the Texas hero. Directions: From I-81 - Take exit #195. Follow Rt. 11 north for 100 yards. The wayside is on the right From I-64 - Take exit #55. Follow Rt. 11 north for 6 miles. The wayside is on the right.