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

Gruene's Hall

 
 
Gruene's Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2008
1. Gruene's Hall Marker
Inscription. Built in 1878 as a saloon and social hall for area cotton farmers, this is believed to be one of the oldest dance halls in Texas. Christian Herry (1854-1917) built the hall under the direction of town developer Henry D. Gruene, for whom many of the farmers worked. The center of the community’s social life for over a century, the large one-story structure features a “false front” entry with asymmetrical window and door arrangements.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1988

 
Erected 1988 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2296.)
 
Location. 29° 44.298′ N, 98° 6.258′ W. Marker is in Gruene, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of Gruene Road and Hunter Road, on the right when traveling south on Gruene Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry D. Gruene (within shouting distance of this marker); Gruene Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Gruene (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Gruene's Hall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2008
2. Gruene's Hall
The Cattle Drives (approx. 11 miles away); El Camino De Nacogdoches (approx. 12.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Wonder Cave (approx. 13.1 miles away); Site of Coronal Institute (approx. 13.7 miles away); The Calaboose (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gruene.
 
Also see . . .  Gruene Hall - Texas' Oldest Dance Hall. (Submitted on February 3, 2014.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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