“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 42.659′ 
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
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named New Braunfels (approx. 0.9 miles away); Comal County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Spaß und Gemütlichkeit (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hinmann House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gruene Cotton Gin (approx. 2.7 miles away); Henry D. Gruene (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gruene's Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gruene (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. 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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