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Historical Markers in Bellville, Texas

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Bellville is the county seat for Austin County
Bellville is in Austin County
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      Colorado County (117)  
      Fayette County (139)  
      Fort Bend County (91)  
      Waller County (49)  
      Washington County (132)  
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1Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 243 — Austin County
A part of the grant to Stephen F. Austin in 1821 Created a municipality under the Mexican government in 1828 Became a county of the Republic of Texas, March 17, 1836 Named in honor of Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793-1836 Pioneer . . . Map (db m125601) HM
2Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 244 — Austin County Jail
Calling their old jail "unsafe, unfit, and inadequate," the Austin County Court contracted in 1896 with Pauly Jail Building Co. of St. Louis to erect this structure at cost of $19,970. Romanesque Revival style, with crenelated parapets, bartizans, . . . Map (db m125600) HM
3Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 11699 — Bellville
Brothers Thomas and James Bell came to this area from Florida in 1822 with Stephen F. Austin's colony and acquired about 2,000 acres of land in 1837. Thomas Bell offered a portion of his land at this site for a new townsite to replace San Felipe . . . Map (db m125599) HM
4Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 364 — Bellville Concordia(Name Adopted in 1938)
Singing society organized in home of Fritz Schlecht, at Piney (3.5 mi. E), 1860. Members: Fritz Brandes, Heinrich and Gustav Koch, Joseph and Theo Menke, Herman Mueller, Fritz Schultz. Emil Koch, director. Hall (built 1877), wrecked by 1900 storm, . . . Map (db m157521) HM
5Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 12964 — Bellville General Hospital
Bellville was founded as County Seat of Austin County in January 1848, on land provided by Thomas Bell, for whom the town was named. The railroad reached Bellville in 1879-80, and the population increased substantially in the ensuing years. In . . . Map (db m157579) HM
6Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 11703 — Bellville Turnverein Pavilion
In the 19th century two organizations, the Bellville Social Club and the Bellville Turnverein Gut Heil, sponsored community-wide social activities. The Social Club purchased this property from Herman Miller in 1883 and planned construction of a . . . Map (db m117609) HM
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7Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 1132 — Cumings Family Vault
Rebecca Cumings and her three brothers, James, John, and William, migrated to Texas from Virginia in 1821. As members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony, they were given 20,000 acres here in return for the construction and operation of a mill . . . Map (db m157520) HM
8Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 6349 — E.O. Finn Building
Situated on land originally granted by the Mexican Government to Austin County pioneer John Nichols. This Vernacular Italianate commercial building was constructed in 1896 by E. Oscar Finn and John Thomas Colleton. E. O. Finn (1866-1945) a native . . . Map (db m157539) HM
9Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 366 — Early History of Bellville Methodist Church
​ The heritage of Bellville Methodist Church dates to 1822, when Thomas B. Bell came to Texas from Florida with Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists. He settled in an area west of the Brazos River, and donated fifty acres of land . . . Map (db m157592) HM
10Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 18106 — First National Bank of Bellville
The First National Bank of Bellville, chartered on February 25, 1890, is the oldest bank in Austin County, and one of four national banks in Texas still in existence that were chartered in 1890. The first officers were E. J. Marshall, President; C. . . . Map (db m125598) HM
11Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 17495 — Joachim H. Hintz
Johann Joachim Henrich Frederick (J. H.) Hintz (1841-1920), a native of Ziesendorf, Mecklenburg, Germany, immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1855. The Hintzes settled in the Millheim area, and Joachim joined the Cat Spring Agricultural . . . Map (db m157511) HM
12Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 3179 — L.A. and Adelheid Machemehl House
A significant example of the Craftsman bungalow designed by prominent Houston architect Alfred C. Finn, this house is unusual for its one-and-one-half story form. The residence displays hallmark geometric ornamentation broad porches, and a small . . . Map (db m157524) HM
13Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 17143 — Machemehl Cemetery
Michael Machemehl, a member of the German Forty-Eighters, came to America from Annaberg, Saxony in 1849 with his wife, Mary Bubash, and their son, Johann. Land purchased by the family consisted of 800 acres and was divided among father and son. The . . . Map (db m202592) HM
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14Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 4018 — Michael Robert Pilley
A member of the Mier Expedition, 1842 Born in Grantham, England March 30, 1820 Died January 4, 1865 Erected by the State of Texas 1936Map (db m157516) HM
15Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 12711 — Oak Knoll Cemetery
Frederick William (1800-1854) and Marie Louise Starke (1827-1894) Luhn purchased 697 acres here in 1848. When Frederick died in 1854, he was buried on this homestead just east of their log home. A year later, Marie married John Siegfried . . . Map (db m157513) HM
16Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 12789 — Original Site of St. Mary's Episcopal Church
​ Anglicans in Bellville began gathering for informal worship services in the 1850s at the home of Bellville attorney Nehemiah Holland. In 1861, Bishop Alexander Gregg held the first official service in the Masonic Lodge building, under the . . . Map (db m157585) HM
17Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 13841 — Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
Established 1861 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006 Marker is property of the State of TexasMap (db m157631) HM
18Texas, Austin County, Bellville — Pilgrim's Rest CemeteryFounded June 10, 1880 by: — Bellville Cemetery Society —
As Pilgers Ruh Friedhof Gemeinde First land purchased from Wm. Graf, 2 acres, 6-10-1881 by Trustees J. Harloff · O. Sander · F. Drop, 3-10-1881 Colbert and Anita Mewis donated 3.29 acres to the cemetery Total acres 1990: 9.64 Oldest tomb . . . Map (db m157633) HM
19Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 365 — Site of First Bellville Masonic Lodge Building
The petition to form a Masonic lodge in Bellville was initiated by members of Chappell Hill Lodge No. 67. Bellville Lodge No. 223 was chartered in 1858. Zimri Hunt, an early Bellville lawyer, served as first Worshipful Master. In 1858, lodge . . . Map (db m157586) HM
20Texas, Austin County, Bellville — 2378 — The Harigel House
The son of a Prussian immigrant, Emil H. Harigel, Sr. (1859-1904) opened a hardware, tinware, and stove emporium in Bellville in 1881. Soon after, he constructed this residence for his wife, Nannie Louise (Lovette), and children. The home features . . . Map (db m201989) HM
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Feb. 9, 2023