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Giddings in Lee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Serbin

 
 
Serbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2015
1. Serbin Marker
Inscription. Here in 1854 under the leadership of Rev. John Kilian Ev. Lutheran pastor about 600 Wends seeking religious liberty established the first Wendish settlement in Texas
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 16066.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 6.839′ N, 96° 59.297′ W. Marker is in Giddings, Texas, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 211 and County Road 212, on the left when traveling east on County Road 211. Touch for map. Located in front of St. Paul Lutheran Serbin School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1578 CR 211, Giddings TX 78942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Serbin (approx. 1.1 miles away); James Goucher (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gotcher Trace (approx. 11.8 miles away); Rabb's Prairie (approx. 12.1 miles away); Smithville (approx. 12 miles away); Site of Woods' Fort (approx. 12.7 miles away);
Serbin Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2015
2. Serbin Marker Location
La Fayette Masonic Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 15.2 miles away); Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (approx. 15.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Giddings.
 
Also see . . .
1. Serbin, Texas, article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Wends article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
3. Texas Wendish Heritage Museum. Be sure to visit the nearby Texas Wendish Heritage Museum. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.) 

4. Wends of Texas article in Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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