“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Round Top in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Town of Shelby

Town of Shelby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, October 3, 2015
1. Town of Shelby Marker
Inscription. Named for 1822 settler David Shelby, this town grew up at the mill of German pioneer Otto Von Roeder. The Ohlendorfs, Vogelsangs, Rothermels, and Vanderwerths arrived in 1845; other Germans came in ensuing years. The post office opened 1846 with Shelby as postmaster. A school (1854), an agricultural society, a singing society and a band were started. Mission work, begun in 1876, led to founding of Peace Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran churches. By 1900 there were at least a dozen businesses here. Decline of farming led residents to live on ancestral land and work in cities.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4669.)
Location. 30° 1.425′ N, 96° 35.884′ W. Marker is near Round Top, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1457 and Farm to Market Road 389, on the right when traveling north on Road 1457. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round Top TX 78954, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henniger Family Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County (approx. 4.5 miles away); Nassau Plantation
Location of Shelby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker
2. Location of Shelby Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Winedale Stagecoach Inn (approx. 5.1 miles away); Charles Fordtran (approx. 5.9 miles away); Samuel Knight Lewis (approx. 6 miles away); Round Top Community (approx. 6.5 miles away); Early Texas Hotels and Inns (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Round Top.
Also see . . .  David Shelby article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 32 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 August 1, 2016.
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