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CONTENT, TEXAS

Colorado County, Central Texas S
FM 155 and FM 2144
4 Miles S of Weimar
W of Columbus
Population: Unknown

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Content TX - School/Community Center
New Bielau - Content School/Community Center
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

A post office opened here in the mid 1860s and settlement is thought to be earlier. A school built in the 1870s had 32 students by the end of that decade.

By 1880 the post office had closed its doors and the mail came through Weimar. By 1940 Content was just the school and a few residences, even though over the years it was nearly self-sufficient with its own stores and essential businesses. Content was hampered in growth by its proximity to Weimar and its nearby “sister-town” of New Bielau.

New Bielau shared churches and a school board with Content. Today there is no town “center” discernible –but the New Bielau-Content community center and the Trinity Evangelical Church provide the local landmarks.

Photographer's Note:
Subject: Visiting New Bielau and Content
These are photos of 2 communities united. Only a mile or so apart they seemed to be joined in many ways. These communities were located about 4 miles south of Weimar in Colorado County and centered close to the intersection of FM155 & FM2144. - William Beauchamp
New Bielau TX -Community Center Being Roofed
Community Center Being Roofed in 1955
Photo courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus, Texas
Content TX - Colorado County historic school site plaque
Colorado County Historic School Site plaque
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
New Bielau TX - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
New Bielau TX - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church historical marker
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Rev. G. Geiger organized this congregation on June 2, 1886, with a membership of six families. The church serves two communities, Content and New Bielau, located within one mile of each other. In 1888 the members constructed this church building on a three-acre tract of land they purchased two years later. A cemetery adjoins the frame structure. In 1896 a bell, named "Concordia," was placed in the steeple. A balcony and Sunday School rooms were added to the building in 1914.
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