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Near Hostyn in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Oldest Czech Settlement

 
 
Oldest Czech Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
1. Oldest Czech Settlement Marker
Inscription. in Texas was established at Hostyn when in November, 1856, the families of Josef Janda, Valintin Kolibal, Frantisek Koza arrived here from Czechoslovakia and in December, 1856, arrived here Alois Klimicek, Benjamin Klimicek adn Frantisek Marak.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1141.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 50.405′ N, 96° 54.648′ W. Marker is near Hostyn, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is on U.S. 77 north of Farm to Market Road 2436, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. mile away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kreische Complex (approx. 3.9 miles away); Monument Hill Tomb (approx. 3.9 miles away); Beer Office and Bottling Company (approx. 4.8 miles away); Birthplace of the SPJST (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fayette County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Dawson Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hostyn.
 
Also see . . .
Location of Oldest Czech Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
2. Location of Oldest Czech Settlement Marker

1. Hostyn article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Article about the Czechs in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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