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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fayette County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Fayette County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fayette County, TX (138) Austin County, TX (115) Bastrop County, TX (77) Caldwell County, TX (63) Colorado County, TX (117) Gonzales County, TX (90) Lavaca County, TX (102) Lee County, TX (32) Washington County, TX (132)  FayetteCounty(138) Fayette County (138)  AustinCounty(115) Austin County (115)  BastropCounty(77) Bastrop County (77)  CaldwellCounty(63) Caldwell County (63)  ColoradoCounty(117) Colorado County (117)  GonzalesCounty(90) Gonzales County (90)  LavacaCounty(102) Lavaca County (102)  LeeCounty(32) Lee County (32)  WashingtonCounty(132) Washington County (132)
La Grange is the county seat for Fayette County
Adjacent to Fayette County, Texas
      Austin County (115)  
      Bastrop County (77)  
      Caldwell County (63)  
      Colorado County (117)  
      Gonzales County (90)  
      Lavaca County (102)  
      Lee County (32)  
      Washington County (132)  
 
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1Texas, Fayette County, Ellinger — 12957 — Cesko Narodni Hřbitov
On Ross Street (Farm to Market Road 2503) 0.2 miles east of West Tobias Road, on the right when traveling west.
The Cechomoravan Lodge No. 105 formed in Ellinger in 1884 as part of the National Cesko-Slovanska Podporujici Spolecnost (C.S.P.S.) Fraternal Society, which offered benefits to Czech immigrants. In 1897, the Ellinger Lodge joined other Texas . . . Map (db m184105) HM
2Texas, Fayette County, Ellinger — 4354 — James J. Ross
On East Farm Road 955, on the right when traveling east.
Born in South Carolina in about 1787, James Jeffres Ross was a member of the ""Old Three Hundred." He arrived in Stephen F. Austin's colony in late 1822 or early 1823, moving onto the league granted him near Eagle Lake in Colorado . . . Map (db m22753) HM
3Texas, Fayette County, Ellinger — 16264 — St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
On Kasmiersky Road, 0.1 miles west of Wecheta Road, on the left when traveling west.
Established Ca. 1854 Historic Texas Cemetery 2008 Marker is property of the State of TexasMap (db m184102) HM
4Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 499 — Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County
On State Highway 159, 0.3 miles north of Darden Loop, on the right when traveling north.
Breeding Family Cemetery (300 yards northwest, across the highway) David and Sarah Davis Breeding came to Texas from Kentucky and settled here in 1833 with sons John, Richard L., Napoleon B., Fidelio S., and Benjamin W.; John, . . . Map (db m84667) HM
5Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 500 — Brethren Church
On Kramr Road at Ross Prairie Church Road, on the left when traveling south on Kramr Road.
Built 1874 by Czech-Moravians. Near site of first Czech protestant worship service ever held in Texas, in 1855. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964Map (db m183910) HM
6Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — Chromcik Public School
On East Bell Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling south on East Bell Street.
Chromcik Public School 1875-1947Map (db m183341) HM
Paid Advertisement
7Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 1580 — Fayette County Precinct No. 2 Courthouse
On North Washington Street at West Main Street (State Highway 159), on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
Fayetteville citizens raised $600.00 in private funds, received $200.00 in tax money from the County Commissioners' Court, and built this Victorian precinct Courthouse in 1880. A ball held in the new building netted funds for painting. The 2-cell . . . Map (db m183382) HM
8Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 1582 — Fayetteville
On North Washington Street at West Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
Stage station on the Old San Felipe Trail founded by James J. Ross. John Crier, James Cummins - members of Austin's first colony • nearby resided William J. Russell, participant of the Battle of Velasco • Jerome B. Alexander, Fedelie S. . . . Map (db m183371) HM
9Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 15553 — Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery
Near Kramr Road at Ross Prairie Church Road.
Originally known as the Czech-Moravian Brethren Evangelical Cemetery at Ross Prairie, this site serves Texas' second oldest congregation of the Unity of the Brethren, whose members settled here in the early 1850s. This group hosted the first Czech . . . Map (db m183911) HM
10Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 14696 — Fayetteville City Cemetery
On Pierce Street, 0.1 miles north of South Scott Street (Farm to Market Road 1291) when traveling north.
This burial ground has served Fayetteville since early in the community's history. The earliest recorded burial, of Cass Fisher, dates to 1851. Other notable burials include surgeon, military leader and public servant Dr. William P. Smith and . . . Map (db m183342) HM
11Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 14020 — Fayetteville SPJST
On North Live Oak Street at West Fayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Live Oak Street.
The Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, known in English as the Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas (SPJST), is a fraternal organization founded by Czech-Texans in 1896 at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. For . . . Map (db m183369) HM
12Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — Germania Public School
On North Rusk Street (Bypass State Highway 159) at West Fayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Rusk Street.
Germania Public School 1870-1910Map (db m183398) HM
13Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 15524 — Halamicek Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 1291 at C H Allen Road, on the right when traveling south on Highway 1291.
When their infant daughter, Klara, died in 1899, Frank and Josephine Pustejovsky laid her to rest on this land owned by relatives Peter (1857-1927) and Rosina (1859-1919) Krystinek. Later that year, the Krystineks conveyed one acre around her grave . . . Map (db m183332) HM
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14Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — Osveta Public School
On Ross Pairie Church Road at Karmr Road, on the left when traveling north on Ross Pairie Church Road.
Osveta Public School 1872-1940Map (db m183875) HM
15Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 16340 — Phillip James Shaver
On North Washington Street at West Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
North Carolina native Phillip Shaver (1814-1875) settled in the Fayette County community of Rutersville c. 1840. Two years later, he joined the Texas Army to defend area settlers from Indians and Mexican soldiers and also received from the Republic . . . Map (db m183370) HM
16Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 17681 — S.P.J.S.T. Lodge No. 1
On East Main Street (State Highway 159) 0.2 miles north of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south.
In 1897, the S.P.J.S.T. Supreme Lodge formed in La Grange with 25 lodges. Lodge No. 1 in Fayetteville voted to purchase land and in Oct. 1910, construction of a hall and two ancillary buildings was complete. The vernacular style wood-frame dance . . . Map (db m183343) HM
17Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 4594 — Sarrazin Store
On North Washington Street at West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North Washington Street.
German brothers Edward and Leopold Sarrazin, who opened a mercantile store in 1875, moved their business to this building in 1890. They sold groceries, dry goods, and hardware in the front part of the building and had an office in the back. Feed, . . . Map (db m183423) HM
18Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — Sewer Project
On North Washington Street at West Main Street (State Highway 159), on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
Built 1937 By W. C. Langlotz - Mayor Lee Heinsohn - Alderman R. C. Sladek - Alderman Emil Zapalac - Alderman Emil Chalupa - Alderman Ed. Sarrazin - Alderman A. Listvan - Marshall V. M. Ehlers - State Sanitary Engineer J. C. . . . Map (db m183380) HM
19Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 17784 — Site of Svrcek Building
On West Fayette Street south of North Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling south.
An 1890s commercial building on this site was used throughout the 20th century. The rectangular plan, frame construction building featured a false front, supported awning and double doors flanked by windows. Frank Svrcek owned several lots on the . . . Map (db m96290) HM
20Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 17785 — Site of Svrcek Garage
On West Fayette Street south of North Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling south.
Frank Svrcek owned a commercial building here in the 1890s. The rectangular frame building with stepped parapet had two pairs of doors, one tin and the other wooden. Walter Meinen’s Chevrolet dealership in the 1920s, and later Harry Cordes’ garage, . . . Map (db m96291) HM
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21Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — St John Parochial School
On East Bell Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling south on East Bell Street.
St John Parochial School 1875-1965Map (db m183340) HM
22Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 4448 — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
On East Bell Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling south on East Bell Street.
Many Czech and German immigrants settled in this area in the mid-1800s. After many years without the services of a Czech-speaking priest, the Czech community sent Konstantin Chovanec and John Vychopen to ask Galveston Bishop Claude-Marie Dubuis for . . . Map (db m183339) HM
23Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 4468 — St. Mary's Catholic Church
On St. Mary's Church Road at Ehlinger-Becker Road, on the right when traveling south on St. Mary's Church Road.
In the 1850s, families of German and Czech origin in the Ross Prairie area were served by visiting priests. After 1855, they worshipped in a log church (2 mi. N) named Saint Joseph, the first permanent Catholic Church in Fayette County. The church . . . Map (db m184104) HM
24Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 11879 — St. Paul Lutheran Church
On North Rusk Street at West Fayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Rusk Street.
Lutheran worship in this area dates to 1851 when Pastor J.C. Roehm of Basel, Switzerland, organized the first Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Texas and then began preaching, establishing St. John Lutheran Church of Ross Prairie in 1859. In 1894 the . . . Map (db m183396) HM
25Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — The Baca Saloon & Confectionary
On North Live Oak Street, 0.1 miles north of East Main Street (State Highway 159), on the right when traveling north.
This Property Is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m183840) HM
26Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 2891 — The Rev. Jindrich Juren
On Kramr Road near Ross Prairie Church Road, on the left when traveling west.
Jindrich (Henry) Juren was born in Hradiste, Bohemia, on March 20, 1850. A protestant minister's son, he studied theology at several universities and became fluent in Czech, English, German, French, and Polish. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1876 as . . . Map (db m183877) HM
27Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 5305 — The Reverend Joseph Chromcik
On East Bell Street at North Church Street, on the right when traveling south on East Bell Street.
Czech Catholics, who settled in Fayette County in the mid-1850s, were initially served by area priests. Eventually they petitioned the Bishop of Texas for their own Czech priest, and in 1872 the Rev. Joseph Chromcik (1845-1910) arrived from Europe. . . . Map (db m183337) HM
28Texas, Fayette County, Fayetteville — 5940 — Zapp Building
On West Fayette Street at North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on West Fayette Street.
German native Hugo Zapp established his mercantile business in Fayetteville in 1865. In 1900, after a fire had burned his wooden store at this site, Zapp had this 2-story brick building constructed. Intended to be the finest structure in the city, . . . Map (db m61300) HM
29Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — 970 — Colony Cemetery
On Brown Road, 0.1 miles west of State Highway 95, on the right when traveling west.
The Colony Community settled in the 1870s by former residents of Mississippi, at one time included three churches, several stores, and a post office. John A. and Margaret Young donated land at this site in 1876 for a Methodist church and cemetery. . . . Map (db m180692) HM
30Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — 1906 — Flatonia
On East North Main Street (U.S. 90) at North Penn Street (State Highway 95), on the left when traveling west on East North Main Street.
Market town for rich agricultural area, on one of this state's earliest railroads (chartered 1841 by the Republic of Texas). Situated on land granted in 1840s to rancher William A. Faires. Germans began to settle here in 1860s, and soon needed a . . . Map (db m163254) HM
31Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — 1908 — Flatonia City Hospital and Opera House
Near West South Main Street west of South Penn Street, on the left when traveling west. Reported missing.
Dr. George Washington Allen (1849-1903) founded the Flatonia City Hospital in 1896, and this building was completed the following year to serve the medical needs of the growing railroad town. About 1910 the second floor hospital space became the . . . Map (db m76915) HM
32Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — 1909 — Flatonia Methodist Church
On East North Main Street (U.S. 90) at North Middle Stret, on the right when traveling west on East North Main Street.
Founded about 1855 as Lane's Chapel by Alabaman settlers, including Texas Declaration of Independence signer William Menefee. Group met in log cabin (about 6 miles NE), then erected church school building (1859) at Pine Springs. Flatonia was . . . Map (db m163248) HM
33Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — Mike Schulze Building
On East South Main Street at South Market Street, on the left when traveling west on East South Main Street.
Early owners of this property were Friedrich William Flato, Jr., S.L. Mateer and brothers, George Matula, Anton Freytag and John H. Sloma. The John H. Sloma Family sold this property to Doctor F.W.B. Rockett in 1946. Doctor Rockett built the . . . Map (db m163273) HM
34Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — 15738 — Olle Hotel
On South Market Street at East 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Market Street.
This two-story brick structure was built between 1896 and 1901 by Flatonia Physician G.W. Allen, Sr. The first known use of the building as a hotel occurred in 1915, when it was purchased and operated by Carrie Snell. Flatonia's railroads created . . . Map (db m163253) HM
35Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — The American Doughboy
On U.S. 90, 0.2 miles west of Jares Lane, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated the 12th of November, 1989, this memorial honors the men and women of the Flatonia area who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It stands in proud remembrance of their achievements in helping defend our country . . . Map (db m163250) WM
36Texas, Fayette County, Flatonia — 5778 — Wheeler Building
On West South Main Street at South Penn Street, on the left when traveling west on West South Main Street.
This commercial vernacular building was built for W.H. and Emma Wheeler in 1907 by Allen Brothers Construction Company. Built of locally made bricks, the structure exhibits Romanesque Revival style influences and features corbelled brickwork, . . . Map (db m76914) HM
37Texas, Fayette County, Freyburg — 14197 — Freyburg Methodist Church
On Farm to Market Road 2238, 0.3 miles east of Freyburg Store Road, on the left when traveling east.
This church began in the late 1860s when the Rev. Karl Urbantke conducted services in a local store near the town hall. Services were later held in a schoolhouse and in 1879 the congregation raised sufficient funds to hire H. Griezendore to build . . . Map (db m183139) HM
38Texas, Fayette County, Freyburg — 2060 — Freyburg United Methodist Church Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 2238, 0.2 miles west of Freyburg Hall Road, on the left when traveling east.
Established 1880 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005Map (db m183140) HM
39Texas, Fayette County, Freyburg — 14308 — Salem Memorial Cemetery
On Salem-Freyburg Road, 0.2 miles north of Freyburg Store Road.
Established 1870 Historic Texas Cemetery 2006Map (db m183137) HM
40Texas, Fayette County, High Hill — Catholic Life Insurance
On Farm to Market Road 2672 at High Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 2672.
In 1901, a group of German-Catholic immigrants to Texas who were united by faith, by language, by common concern for their fellow man and by their desire to protect their families, founded their own fraternal benefit society. Originally called the . . . Map (db m71595) HM
41Texas, Fayette County, High Hill — 1107 — Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A."The Big Guns of Fayette"
On Farm to Market Road 2672 at High Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 2672.
Organized in Fayette County, 1861, by Edmund Creuzbaur, a former Prussian artillery officer, and composed of around 150 men, 4 cannons, 72 horses, 39 mules. It served as both light and heavy field artillery at Fort Brown, Sabine Pass and other . . . Map (db m71594) HM
42Texas, Fayette County, Hostyn — Augustine Haidusek
On U.S. 77, 0.1 miles north of Farm to Market Road 2436, on the left when traveling north.
Marker Front Pioneer Czech leader Scholar, Journalist, Statesman Born Sept. 19, 1845, Mysi, Czechoslovakia Entered United States Nov. 1, 1856 Arrived in Fayette County Nov. 29, 1856 Served in Confederate Army 1864-1865 Teacher . . . Map (db m144006) HM
43Texas, Fayette County, Hostyn — 1140 — Czech Catholic Union of Texas
On Farm to Market Road 2436 at Kallus Road, on the right when traveling west on Road 2436.
On March 24, 1889, a group of Czech immigrants gathered here to form the Katolicka Jednota Texaska (KJT), or Czech Catholic Union of Texas. A fraternal benefit society, the KJT was chartered on July 4, 1889, with six individual lodges. Through . . . Map (db m84615) HM
44Texas, Fayette County, Hostyn — Father Miguel Muldoon
Near Farm to Market Road 2436 at Kallus Road, on the right when traveling west.
In memory of the forgotten man of Texas history Father Miguel Muldoon Resident priest of Austin's Colony True friend of Stephen F. Austin and his people 1823 - 1842 Contributed much towards the success of Austin's colonial venture . . . Map (db m84616) HM
45Texas, Fayette County, Hostyn — The Czech Catholic Union of Texas
On Farm to Market Road 2436, 0.9 miles west of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling west.
Near this site on March 24, 1889 a group of immigrants envisioned the need for a fraternal benefit society to protect their families and to promote their faith and heritage. They founded the Czech Catholic Union of Texas, the KJT (Katolicka . . . Map (db m144007) HM
46Texas, Fayette County, Hostyn — 1141 — The Oldest Czech Settlement
On U.S. 77 north of Farm to Market Road 2436, on the right when traveling south.
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.Map (db m71598) HM
47Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 353 — Beer Office and Bottling Company
On South Main Street south of West Travis Street, on the right when traveling south.
F.W. Grassmeyer commissioned German-Texan stonemasons to construct this Italianate style commercial building between 1856 and 1859. The structure served as a hotel until 1893, when German immigrant Fritz Presun purchased it as a regional sales . . . Map (db m61301) HM
48Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 417 — Birthplace of the SPJST
On North Main Street south of West Colorado Street, on the left when traveling south.
On December 28, 1896, twenty-five Czech-Texans gathered in the district courtroom of this courthouse to establish a new fraternal benefit insurance society, the Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, more commonly known a the SPJST. The SPJST . . . Map (db m71597) HM
49Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 486 — Bradshaw-Killough House
On North Madison Street at East Travis Street (Business Texas Highway 71), on the right when traveling north on North Madison Street.
Built in 1886 for local merchant Amzi T. Bradshaw and his wife Sarah, this house was purchased in 1908 by their daughter Nellie and her husband John Killough. In 1924, the Killoughs extensively altered the Victorian-era wood frame residence by . . . Map (db m71629) HM
50Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 18722 — Casino Hall
On North Jefferson Street (U.S. 77) at East La Fayette Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jefferson Street.
Commissioned by the Casino Association of La Grange, construction of the Casino Hall began in 1880. Designed by James Wahrenberger of Austin, the 10,000-square-foot structure was built by John T. Campbell for $12,000. It served the community as a . . . Map (db m183174) HM
51Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 11787 — Cedar Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 609, 0.1 miles north of Farm to Market Road 2436, on the right when traveling north.
John and William Lewis settled in the La Grange area in the 1830s and established a family cemetery here. The earliest marked grave is that of Carl Huebner in 1857. John and Ann Lewis donated 1.25 acres of land for the cemetery in 1879. All records . . . Map (db m183144) HM
52Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 876 — City Library Building
On East Fannin Street at North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west on East Fannin Street.
. . . Map (db m109027) HM
53Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 1579 — Fayette County
On Lester Street at North College Street, on the right when traveling west on Lester Street.
Formed from Colorado and Bastrop Counties Created December 14, 1837 Organized January 1, 1838 Named in Honor of Marquis de la Fayette 1757-1834 Nobleman and Republican Friend of Washington and of the United States County Seat, La . . . Map (db m183276) HM
54Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 12627 — Fayette County Courthouse
On North Main Street south of West Colorado Street, on the left when traveling south.
About 1890, the structural safety of Fayette County's third courthouse came into question, and plans began for the building of this structure to serve as the seat of justice for the county. The commissioners court hired San Antonio architect James . . . Map (db m53236) HM
55Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 18757 — Fayette County Jail
On South Main Street at West Crockett Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street.
When the Congress of the Republic of Texas established Fayette County in 1837, La Grange became its seat of government. A county jail was built in 1838 and used for ten years before it was sold. In 1853, the county purchased two lots in block 33 for . . . Map (db m183156) HM
56Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — Fayette County Veterans Memorial
On North Washington Street at West Colorado Street, on the left when traveling north on North Washington Street.
No greater sacrifice can be made by the citizens of a democratic nation than to serve in its armed forces in times of war or in times of peace. Fayette County proudly honors and pays tribute to its citizens who accepted the call to arms and served . . . Map (db m211869) WM
57Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 1581 — Fayette County, C.S.A.
On North College Street north of East Travis Street (Business Texas Highway 71), on the right when traveling north.
Although voted 600 against to 580 for secession, began Confederate recruiting in June 1861. La Grange was headquarters for 22nd Brigade, Texas State Troops, Brig. Gen. Wm. G. Webb commanding, of which 18 companies (1,238 men ) and 72 officers were . . . Map (db m84614) HM
58Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — Grandmother's Flower GardenA Turn-of-the-Century Texas Garden, 1893-1930
On West Colorado Street at North Washington Street on West Colorado Street.
As the 19th century drew to a close, a Texas woman could often be found in her garden, which served many purposes. It might have contained herbs for cooking, medicinal, and household uses; a dyeing garden with plants such as agarita and indigo; and . . . Map (db m211866) HM
59Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 13237 — Hermes House
On North Main Street at West Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street.
German native Dr. William A. Hermes moved to La Grange in 1855 to practice medicine. He opened Hermes Drug Store the following year with his partner, Dr. Eck. His two sons, August and William, Jr., earned pharmacy degrees and joined the family . . . Map (db m71627) HM
60Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 3076 — James Seaton Lester
Near North College Street at East Travis Street (Business U.S. 71).
Delegate to the 1835 Consultation San Jacinto Veteran. Member of Four Republic of Texas Congresses.Map (db m183273) HM
61Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 12755 — Kreische Complex
Near Park Drive (State Highway 92 Spur) 0.3 miles west of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling west.
German immigrant Heinrich Kreische (1821-1882) purchased nearly 175 acres of property in Fayette County in 1849. A stonemason by trade, he built a house, barn and smokehouse here on the high south bluff above the Colorado River. In the 1860s, . . . Map (db m53216) HM
62Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 17091 — La Fayette Masonic Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M.
On North Jefferson Street (U.S. 77) 0.1 miles north of West Northline Street, on the right when traveling south.
La Grange's Masonic Lodge organized in 1847, with John Murchison as the first Worshipful Master. Historically, Masons have supported many civic causes including education. The La Fayette Lodge laid the cornerstone for the Fayette County Courthouse . . . Map (db m84605) HM
63Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — La Grange Depot Museum
On North Washington Street at West La Fayette Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
This depot was completed in November 1897 by the M-K-T Railroad. It replaced the earlier depot that was on this site from 1887 until it burned in March 1897. The depot now houses the La Grange Depot Museum.Map (db m195093) HM
64Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — Lester Hotel
On North Washington Street at West Colorado Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street.
220 & 222 North Washington 164, 160, 152 & 148 West Colorado Winter 1888 As early as the 1840's a frame building stood on this site serving as a hotel under many different names including the Eagle Hotel, Carter Hotel, La Grange Hotel, . . . Map (db m183159) HM
65Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 12756 — Monument Hill Tomb
Near Park Drive (State Highway 92 Spur) 0.3 miles west of U.S. 77, on the right when traveling west.
In September 1848, the remains of Texans killed in the 1842 Dawson Massacre and the 1843 “Black Bean Death Lottery” were reburied at this site in a sandstone vault. The Kreische family did its best to care for the grave during their . . . Map (db m53218) HM
66Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 873 — Old City Cemetery
On North College Street north of East Travis Street (Business Texas Highway 71), on the right when traveling north.
Used for burials by 1840, this site was deeded by J. S. Lester to trustees who conveyed it to La Grange after incorporation of the city on July 3, 1854. Fourteen townswomen on April 17, 1873, formed what was probably the first such organization . . . Map (db m84613) HM
67Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 4161 — Rabb's Prairie
On U.S. 77 at Rabb's Prairie Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 77.
This portion of Fayette County is named for William Rabb (1770-1831), a prosperous miller from Pennsylvania who came to Texas in 1821 with members of his family. Rabb claimed a site on the east side of the Colorado River he had selected during an . . . Map (db m61297) HM
68Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 5580 — Site of a Twin Blockhouse
On North Main Street north of West Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north.
Built about 1828 - used as a place of defense against the Indians and known as Moore's Fort in honor of its builder and owner, John Henry Moore, 1800-1880, noted Indian fighter and commander of the Texans at the Battle of Gonzales, October 2, 1835 - . . . Map (db m53228) HM
69Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 575 — Site of Burnam's Ferry
On Farm to Market Road 155 at Anton Salas Loop, on the left when traveling north on Road 155.
(obverse) First ferry in present-day Fayette County. Established about 1824 at the crossing of the La Bahia Road by Jesse Burnam. After the Army of the Republic of Texas crossed on March 19, 1836, the ferry was destroyed by order of General . . . Map (db m53220) HM
70Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 4443 — St. James Episcopal Church
On North Monroe Street at East Colorado Street, on the right when traveling north on North Monroe Street.
Built in 1885 for parish formed in 1855. On lot donated by Shropshire family. In continuous use as only Episcopal Church in Fayette County. Original furnishings, handmade by rector and congregation, still in use. Recorded Texas Historic . . . Map (db m183217) HM
71Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — Sundial
Near West Colorado Street at North Washington Street.
A sundial is a "sun clock" and is the oldest instrument used to measure time. Its origins go back to ancient Egyptians and Babylonians, and Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and others later made improvements over thousands of years. It was the most important . . . Map (db m211864) HM
72Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — Texas Rangers Memorial
On West Colorado Street at North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on West Colorado Street.
In Memory of Rangers Who Served in Mier & Dawson Expeditions Former Texas Rangers Assoc.Map (db m183277) WM
73Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 1184/2495 — The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree
On North Washington Street at West Colorado Street, on the left when traveling north on North Washington Street.
The Dawson Expedition Under this historic oak on September 15, 1842, Capt. Nicholas Mosby Dawson organized his company of Fayette County mounted volunteers, who rushed to reinforce Col. Matthew Caldwell, after San Antonio was captured by . . . Map (db m53231) HM
74Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — The Dawson Memorial
On North Washington Street south of West Colorado Street, on the right when traveling south.
Erected by the State of Texas to the memory of her defenders Captain N. H. Dawson and his command. Who fell at the battle of Salado Texas Sept. 18th, 1842. . . . Map (db m80829) HM WM
75Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — The Deaths of Dr. Richard Fox Brenham and Ewen Cameron
Near State Highway 92 Spur, 0.3 miles west of State Highway 77.
On February 11, 1843, Captain Ewen Cameron led Texan prisoners from the Dawson and Mier expeditions in an escape from Hacienda Salado, 80 miles south of Saltillo, Coahuila. Dr. Richard Fox Brenham died attempting escape, one of five Texans killed. . . . Map (db m201814) HM
76Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — The Drawing of the Black BeansMarch 25, 1843
Near State Highway 92 Spur near State Highway 77.
At Hacienda Salado, 80 miles south of Saltillo, Coahuila, on March 25, 1843, the 176 recaptured Texans who had escaped from the hacienda on February 11, 1843, were told that one-tenth of them would be executed on order from Santa Anna. The Texans . . . Map (db m184168) HM
77Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — The Final Resting Place
Near State Highway 92 Spur, 0.3 miles west of State Highway 77.
In 1848, a group of La Grange citizens retrieved the bodies of Dawson's men from Salado Creek. The same year the bones of the victims of the black bean episode were returned also, after being exhumed at Hacienda Salado by Major Walter P. Lane . . . Map (db m201812) HM
78Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 5607 — The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas
On North Jefferson Street (U.S. 77) at East Colorado Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jefferson Street.
Authorized effective August 1, 1899 La Grange, Fayette CountyMap (db m95433) HM
79Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — The Men of the Dawson MassacreSeptember 18, 1842
Near State Highway 92 Spur, 0.3 miles west of State Highway 77.
When Mexican General Adrian Woll attacked San Antonio on September 11, 1842, Nicholas Mosby Dawson and the men who joined him reacted so quickly to the alarm that a muster roll was not taken. Only eighteen men survived the Dawson Massacre, which . . . Map (db m201815) HM
80Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — The Survivors of the Dawson MassacreSeptember 18, 1842
Near State Highway 92 Spur, 0.3 miles west of State Highway 77.
Eighteen men survived the Dawson Massacre, which occurred near Salado Creek, within present San Antonio (not Salado, Texas, as stated on the tomb). The following is a corrected list of the survivors: Three men escaped from the battle: Thomas . . . Map (db m201813) HM
81Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 20072 — Webb-Schneider House
On East Colorado Street at North Madison Street, on the left when traveling east on East Colorado Street.
In 1844, Georgia native William Graham Webb (1824-1902) immigrated to Texas and settled in La Grange. Soon after his arrival in Texas, Webb enlisted as a private during the U.S. - Mexico War, where he joined Jack Coffee Hays' Regiment of the Texas . . . Map (db m183175) HM
82Texas, Fayette County, La Grange — 18523 — Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867
On East Colorado Street east of North College Street, on the right when traveling east.
From the time of the first European settlers in Texas, yellow fever was a serious concern. Transmitted through mosquitoes, epidemics in the summer months were prevalent in coastal cities all over North America in the nineteenth century. At the time, . . . Map (db m109026) HM
83Texas, Fayette County, Ledbetter — 2232 — Gotcher Trace(Also written Goacher, Gocher, Gotier, Goucher)
On Farm to Market Road 1291, 1.7 miles south of U.S. 290, on the right when traveling north.
Opened about 1828 by James Gotcher from Alabama, a settler on Rabb's Creek in present Lee County, as route from San Felipe, in Stephen F. Austin's original colony, to Bastrop in second or "little" colony. A short, exposed route to the upper . . . Map (db m84600) HM
84Texas, Fayette County, Oldenburg — 3838 — Oldenburg
On State Highway 237, 0.9 miles north of State Highway 159, on the right when traveling north.
The land in this area was included in a Mexican land grant awarded to Nathaniel Townsend in 1838. Portions of the grant were sold to a succession of different people over the years, and in 1885 August Heintze and Gus Steenken, both natives of . . . Map (db m71580) HM
85Texas, Fayette County, O'Quinn — 13129 — Black Jack Springs Cemetery
On Black Jack Road, 0.4 miles north of Farm to Market Road 609, on the left when traveling north.
The Black Jack Springs community, now called O'Quinn, was established by a group of Anglo and German families who settled near the headwaters of the Black Jack branch of Buckner's Creek by 1840. Pioneer Charles Luck provided land for the burial . . . Map (db m183143) HM
86Texas, Fayette County, O'Quinn — 16123 — Cedar Creek Cemetery
On Boulton Creek Road, 2.7 miles north of Farm to Market Road 609, on the right when traveling north.
This burial ground was established around 1875 to serve the African American community of Cedar Creek. The African Methodist Episcopalian Church, which organized in 1874, received this property from the estate of N.W. Faison. Members erected a . . . Map (db m183141) HM
87Texas, Fayette County, Plum — 13950 — Saints Peter and Paul Old Catholic Cemetery
On Old Catholic Cemetery Lane, 0.5 miles east of Drisdale Road, on the left when traveling east.
Although settlement in the Plum area dates to 1869, the town formally developed in 1889. The following year, Czech families began settling here, and in 1896, they established Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. In 1899, trustees purchased an acre . . . Map (db m195919) HM
88Texas, Fayette County, Praha — 18361 — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
On Farm to Market Road 1295, 0.1 miles north of South Knezek Road, on the left when traveling south.
In 1854, Matej (Matthias) Novak (1818-1896), his four children and brother Anton Novak moved to the area and settled along Mulberry Creek in what was then a frontier area known as Hottentot. Other Czech Catholic families began to move to the area . . . Map (db m206432) HM
89Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 379 — Bernard Scherrer(1807-1892)
Near Live Oak Street (Farm to Market Road 1457) at Main Street.
Bernard Scherrer left his native Switzerland at the age of 22 for extended travels before reaching Texas in 1833. After serving in Burleson's Regiment during the Texas Revolution, he received a land grant in Colorado County, but settled in Biegel . . . Map (db m201940) HM
90Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 396 — Bethlehem ChurchMagna Gloria Deo
On South White Street near Bauer Rommel, on the left when traveling west.
A center of Lutheran faith in Fayette County. Dedicated Oct. 28, 1866 with Rev. Adam Neuthard as first pastor. Unique pipe organ of cedar built by Traugott Wandke. Stone construction shows German architectural style. Recorded Texas Historic . . . Map (db m183301) HM
91Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 5261 — Early Texas Hotels and Inns
On State Highway 237 at Farm to Market Road 1457, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 237.
Two miles east, at Winedale, is the Old "Sam Lewis Stopping Place" of the 1850s--a typical early Texas inn, now a University of Texas Research Center. Built 1834, as a settler's 2-room log cabin of hand-hewn cedar; then enlarged twice and (with work . . . Map (db m28324) HM
92Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — Moores Fort1831
On South White Street at Bauer Rommel, on the right when traveling north on South White Street.
John Henry Moore came to Texas in Austin's Colony in 1823. He built this Blockhouse in his ˝ league of land in 1831, and founded the town of La Grange, where the La Bahia trace crosses the Colorado River. It is the oldest structure in Fayette . . . Map (db m183544) HM
93Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 3550 — Nassau Plantation
On Farm to Market Road 1457 at Wolff Road (County Road 279), on the right when traveling east on Road 1457.
One-half mile south to site of Nassau Plantation An extensive tract of land purchased in 1843 for colonization by German emigrants. Named for Duke Adolf of Nassau, protector of the emigration society, it was once one of the show places . . . Map (db m84602) HM
94Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — Noak Farmhouse
Near East Mill Street, 0.2 miles south of West Main Street.
The Noak Farmhouse was built in the early 1900's, three miles southeast of Round Top, partly constructed with rooms from the Giese Farmhouse in the area. Willie & Irene Giese Noak married in 1920 and had six children, all of whom were born and . . . Map (db m183440) HM
95Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 4060 — Pochmann House
Near South White Street at Bauer Rommel.
German immigrant Zoellistin (Cellestin) Pochmann (1835-1862) came to Texas about 1856-57. He worked as a cabinetmaker in La Grange and married Karoline Wandke (1837-1910) in 1857. They moved to a 3-room house about three miles northwest of here in . . . Map (db m183311) HM
96Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — Pumper Wagon
Near East Mill Street (County Highway 201) 0.2 miles south of North Live Oak Street.
During the Depression years, the original all-wooden pumper wagon was replaced with an all-steel, 1920's-era vehicular chassis and wheels. Much of the original firefighting equipment was transferred to this stronger and longer wagon, and water tanks . . . Map (db m183436) HM
97Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 4362 — Round Top
On Main Street at North Washington Street (State Highway 237), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
On the Old San Felipe Trail, in memory of John C. Robison, participant of the Battle of Velasco; Joel W. Robison, McHenry Winburn, Isaac Lafayette Hill, Spencer Burton Townsend, Stephen Townsend, veterans of San Jacinto; J.T. Townsend, John . . . Map (db m183314) HM
98Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — Round Top Academy
On Farm to Market Road 1457, 0.4 miles west of Hackemack Road.
Round Top Academy 1854-1867Map (db m183574) HM
99Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — 4363 — Round Top Community
On Main Street (State Highway 237) at Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
Home of the Townsends, Hills and McH. Winburn, veterans of San Jacinto; Joel W. Robison, one of Santa Anna's captors; John Rice Jones, first postmaster general, Republic of Texas; and John C.C. Hill, boy captive of Mier Expedition and adopted by . . . Map (db m49728) HM
100Texas, Fayette County, Round Top — Round Top Public School
On East Mill Street (County Highway 201) 0.1 miles east of Von Rosenberg Street, on the right when traveling east.
Round Top Public School 1878-1912 Colored School 1912-1953Map (db m183313) HM

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