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New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

New Braunfels

 
 
New Braunfels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
1. New Braunfels Marker
Inscription.  Founded on March 21, 1845 by Carl, Prince of Solms-Braunfels, Commissioner-General of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas. Named after Prince Solms' estate, Braunfels, on the Lahn River in Germany. Its permanence was assured by John O. Meusebach, the second Commissioner-General. The first colonial officials were Jean J. Von Coll, bookkeeper; Nicholaus Zink, surveyor; Theodore Koester, physician. L.C. Evenberg served as pastor and Hermann F. Seele as teacher. Comal County was created on March 24, 1846, by an act of the first Legislature of Texas. The New Braunfelser Zeitung, oldest German newspaper in Texas, began publication on November 12, 1852, with Ferdinand Lindheimer as editor. The first Staatssaengerfest was held at New Braunfels on October 16, 1853, and the first special tax for school purposes levied and collected in Texas was voted by New Braunfels on March 17, 1856. Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3573.)
New Braunfels Marker Area in Landa Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
2. New Braunfels Marker Area in Landa Park

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 42.659′ N, 98° 8.174′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of Landa Park Drive and Monument Drive, on the left when traveling north on Landa Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1915 New Braunfels Post Office (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named New Braunfels (approx. 0.9 miles away); Comal County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Old Schmitz Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Main Plaza Bandstand (approx. 0.9 miles away); Comal County, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Louis Henne Co. (approx. 0.9 miles away); International & Great Northern Railroad in New Braunfels (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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