New Braunfels in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Clear Spring Hall and Store
This area was settled by German immigrants in the 1840s and 1850s. Named for a water source later inundated by Lake Dunlap, the Clear Spring community never evolved into a town, but remained a rural settlement. A store built at this site in the 1870s by Johann Andreas Breustedt became the commercial and social center for the surrounding area. A saloon and community hall were added to the building in later years, and the Clear Spring Gin Company located behind the store was important to the local cotton industry.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 914.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 29° 40.619′ N, 98° 3.631′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 46 and Farm to Market Road 758, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 46. The marker is located at the entrance to the Clear Springs Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1692 TX-46, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Site of Dietz Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Comal County (approx. 2.8 miles away); New Braunfels (approx. 2.9 miles away); Near River Crossing Used by New Braunfels' First Settlers (approx. 3.1 miles away); Church Hill School Building (approx. 3.1 miles away); Breustedt House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Faust Street Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lone Oak Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.