Klein in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Klein Community
Farmers in this vicinity raised cotton, potatoes, and corn, and marketed their produce in Houston, a two-day trip by wagon. Center of community life was Trinity Lutheran Church, organized in 1874 by the Bernshausen, Benfer, Brill, Kaiser, Klein, Lemm, Theiss, and Wunderlich families. The Klenk and Strack families joined soon after the charter was signed.
The settlement was called Big Cypress until Klein Post Office was established Sept. 8, 1884. William N. Blackshear, the first postmaster, operated the postal facility in his general store. It was replaced by rural free delivery in 1906.
Although never platted or incorporated, the Klein Community formed the nucleus of a school district. In 1928 five districts were consolidated to create Rural High School District Number One. Many early schools had only one room and one teacher.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10714.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 30° 1.236′ N, 95° 31.418′ W. Marker is in Klein, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Stuebner Airline Road and Louetta Road, on the right when traveling south on Stuebner Airline Road. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the Klein High School campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16715 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring TX 77379, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theis (Theiss) Family (approx. 1˝ miles away); Catherine Wunderlich (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kohrville Community (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wunderlich Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Peter Wunderlich Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Amos Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Perry Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Klein.
Also see . . . Klein, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 1, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.