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Near Weimar in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dubina

 
 
Dubina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 29, 2012
1. Dubina Marker
Inscription. Dubina, which derives its name from the Czech word for oak grove, was founded in 1856 by a group of Moravian immigrants, including the Marak, Kahlich, Sramek, Peter, Holub, Muzny, and Haidusek families. By 1900 the farming community had erected a church building, mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, store, and post office. A 1909 storm and a 1912 fire caused extensive damage from which the town never recovered. As the first settlement in Texas to be founded entirely by Czech-Moravians, Dubina remains an important part of the state's regional and cultural history.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1290.)
 
Location. 29° 43.791′ N, 96° 50.019′ W. Marker is near Weimar, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1383 0.1 miles north of Piano Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weimar TX 78962, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Burnam's Ferry (approx. 5.5 miles away); Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Catholic Life Insurance (approx. 5.7 miles
Location of Dubina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 29, 2012
2. Location of Dubina Marker
away); Old Osage (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 8.9 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 9.6 miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 9.6 miles away); James J. Ross (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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