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Historical Markers in Fayetteville, 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 (135) Austin County, TX (115) Bastrop County, TX (77) Caldwell County, TX (63) Colorado County, TX (114) Gonzales County, TX (88) Lavaca County, TX (93) Lee County, TX (32) Washington County, TX (132)  FayetteCounty(135) Fayette County (135)  AustinCounty(115) Austin County (115)  BastropCounty(77) Bastrop County (77)  CaldwellCounty(63) Caldwell County (63)  ColoradoCounty(114) Colorado County (114)  GonzalesCounty(88) Gonzales County (88)  LavacaCounty(93) Lavaca County (93)  LeeCounty(32) Lee County (32)  WashingtonCounty(132) Washington County (132)
La Grange is the county seat for Fayette County
Fayetteville is in Fayette County
      Fayette County (135)  
ADJACENT TO FAYETTE COUNTY
      Austin County (115)  
      Bastrop County (77)  
      Caldwell County (63)  
      Colorado County (114)  
      Gonzales County (88)  
      Lavaca County (93)  
      Lee County (32)  
      Washington County (132)  
 
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1Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 499 — Breeding Family Cemetery / First School in Fayette County
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
2Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 500 — Brethren Church
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
3Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Chromcik Public School
Chromcik Public School 1875-1947Map (db m183341) HM
4Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 1580 — Fayette County Precinct No. 2 Courthouse
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
5Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 1582 — Fayetteville
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
6Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 15553 — Fayetteville Brethren Church Cemetery
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
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7Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 14696 — Fayetteville City Cemetery
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
8Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 14020 — Fayetteville SPJST
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
9Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Germania Public School
Germania Public School 1870-1910Map (db m183398) HM
10Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 15524 — Halamicek Cemetery
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
11Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Osveta Public School
Osveta Public School 1872-1940Map (db m183875) HM
12Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 16340 — Phillip James Shaver
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
13Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 17681 — S.P.J.S.T. Lodge No. 1
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
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14Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 4594 — Sarrazin Store
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
15Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — Sewer Project
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
16Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 17784 — Site of Svrcek Building
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
17Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 17785 — Site of Svrcek Garage
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
18Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — St John Parochial School
St John Parochial School 1875-1965Map (db m183340) HM
19Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 4448 — St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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
20Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 4468 — St. Mary's Catholic Church
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
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21Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 11879 — St. Paul Lutheran Church
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
22Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — The Baca Saloon & Confectionary
This Property Is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m183840) HM
23Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 2891 — The Rev. Jindrich Juren
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
24Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 5305 — The Reverend Joseph Chromcik
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
25Texas (Fayette County), Fayetteville — 5940 — Zapp Building
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
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022