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Near Wallis in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Krasna Settlement

 
 
Krasna Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 8, 2021
1. Krasna Settlement Marker
Inscription.  

In 1891, Francis Smith subdivided and sold property in this area. In 1892, he gave four acres for a school and church for Czech settlers forming the community of Krasna, which means beautiful in the Czech language. That year, local families built a school, and in 1893, it became part of Orchard Common School District. By 1894, it was part of the Krasna District, which included Connersville School for African American students. Two additional schools, Moravia and Central, were later built. Flooding and storms caused a decline of the settlement, and the Catholic Church at nearby Wallis (Austin County) attracted settlers; there was never a church at Krasna.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12982.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 29° 35.359′ N, 96° 2.552′ W. Marker is near Wallis, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on
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B.J. Dusek Road, 0.7 miles Tanner Road (Farm to Market Road 1952), on the right when traveling east. The marker is located at the front entrance to the Krasna Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallis TX 77485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Guardian Angel Catholic Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Wallis State Bank (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wallis Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wallis High School (approx. 3˝ miles away); Wallis Independent (approx. 3˝ miles away); J.O. Williams School (approx. 3˝ miles away); Wallis Memorial Nature Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallis.
 
Also see . . .  Czechs.
Czechs are a Slavic people from Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia. Among the first Czechs to arrive in Texas were the writer Carl Postl (Charles Sealsfield), who may have visited the Texas-Louisiana borderland as early as 1823; Frederick Lemský, who arrived in 1836 and played the fife in the Texas band at the battle of San Jacinto; Bohumir Menzl, a Catholic priest who moved to New Braunfels in 1840; and Anthony M. Dignowity. Rev. Josef Arnošt Bergmann, however, can best be described as the "father" of Czech immigration to Texas.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
Krasna Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 8, 2021
2. Krasna Settlement Marker
(Submitted on March 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the Krasna Settlement Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, March 8, 2021
3. The view of the Krasna Settlement Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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