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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Schulenburg, Texas
Location of Schulenburg, Texas
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| Site of noted race track (50 yards N) laid out 1889 by Dr. I.E. Clark, State Senator and physician who owned this farm. Although he had planned a 1/2-mile oval track, the course he traced (free style) in his buggy measured 5/8 mile. Later it was . . . — — Map (db m163225) HM|
| Through his civic involvement and interest in young people, Carl T. Morene made lasting contributions to the quality of life in his adopted hometown of Schulenburg. Born in nearby Muldoon on November 13, 1887 to Swedish immigrant parents, he . . . — — Map (db m163243) HM|
|High Hill Post Office, established about 1858, united three adjacent villages and gave this community cemetery its name. This six-acre tract was once the property of George Herder (1818-87), a German immigrant and a veteran of the Battle of San . . . — — Map (db m143983) HM|
| This log cabin erected at Industry, Austin Co. Texas in 1835 by Jacob Wolters. Moved to Wolters Park in Schulenburg, Texas, by the Wolters-Herder Family Ass'n. in August 1941. Dedicated on June 14, 1942 to the memory of past generations, to the . . . — — Map (db m163213) HM|
| James Lyons (b. 1778) brought his family to Texas from New York in 1820. While working outside his cabin near this site on Oct. 15, 1837, Lyons was killed by Comanches. His was the first grave in this family cemetery. His 12-year-old son Warren . . . — — Map (db m163245) HM|
| Lyons Lodge No. 195, A.F.& A.M. began in the community of Lyons in 1856. The first meeting place was at a farm in the town. Members built a lodge building in 1861 that also functioned as the community's public school until 1874. After the Civil . . . — — Map (db m163188) HM|
| Area's oldest occupied house. Built before 1857 by William B. and Rosetta Anderson, three of whose eleven children were born here. Anderson was a carpenter, blacksmith, postmaster in town of Lyons, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public (appointed by . . . — — Map (db m163194) HM|
|Second oldest congregation in the Texas-Louisiana Synod, United Lutheran Church in America. The founding occurred on March 24, 1867, under leadership of the Rev. C. C. Rudi, who had just moved to the Swiss Alp area. A ten-acre church site was . . . — — Map (db m143996) HM|
| German and Czech settlers used this gateway to the rolling hills of Fayette County. Settled by former residents of Lyons and High Hill in 1873, when the Galveston, Houston & San Antonio Railway reached here. Named for landowner Louis Schulenburg, . . . — — Map (db m163192) HM|
| Organized about 1871 as High Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Lumber for first building was hauled by oxen to site 3 miles north of present location. In 1873, a few months before railroad came through, leading to founding of Schulenburg, the . . . — — Map (db m163191) HM|
| Schulenburg City Cemetery began as the Lyons Family Cemetery in 1834 with the burial of Clarissa C. Lyons, 39 years prior to the founding of Schulenburg. Clarissa's father, James, was also buried at the site after being killed by Comanche raiders . . . — — Map (db m163241) HM|
|Early town on land grant of Keziah Cryer. Named for settler James Lyons, killed by 1837 Indian raiders, who kidnapped his son Warren.
In 1860s town had stores, Masonic Lodge, school, post office and was on "Cotton Road" to Mexico, but it died . . . — — Map (db m109024) HM|
| St. James Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1874 and is one of the oldest African American congregations in the city of Schulenburg. Members first met on the banks of a creek, under the leadership of the Rev. S.T. Grant, but the . . . — — Map (db m163224) HM|
| This building was erected by the Schulenburg Turnverein, a German gymnastic club. Built in 1886 on the corner of Summit Street and Upton Avenue (presently U.S. Hwy. 90), Turner Hall, constructed by Henry Bohlman, was the primary community center. . . . — — Map (db m163220) HM|
|The Swiss Alp community was settled about 1865. Within a short time, the Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church was established and began meeting on land given by John and Christina Knippa in 1867. The first recorded burial on this site is that of . . . — — Map (db m144004) HM|
| As a member of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300," William B. Bridgers received land in Texas in 1824. He and his wife, Cynthia Ross (died c. 1831), had three daughters. Bridgers was a member of Capt. John Alley's company, which rushed to aid Col. John . . . — — Map (db m163246) HM|