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Fayette Co
Fayette County

FREYBURG, TEXAS

Fayette County, Central Texas S

29 45' 28" N, 96 58' 0" W (29.757778, -96.966667)
FM 956 and FM 2238
12 miles SW of La Grange
(Shown on Fayette County maps, but not state maps.)

Population: Unknown

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TX - Freyburg Public School, 1900
Freyburg Public School, 1900
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Fayette Co Hist Commission; submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC member
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History in a Pecan Shell

Named by homesick Germans for a town back in the old country, Freyburg was founded in the late 1860s. Most of the town's history revolves around the Methodist church which celebrated its 125th anniversary. Prior to the 1879 construction of the church building, services had been held in private homes and the local school.

The town had the essential store and blacksmith in 1886 and by the end of that decade, the town was granted a post office as well. The population was still only fifty people in the 1890s, but this small group managed to support both a general and grocery store as well as a saloon.

The German benevolent Order of the Sons of Hermann built a dance hall in Freyburg early in the 20th Century. The post office closed its doors in 1907.

By 1940 the town had fewer residents than ever, and the homes of those forty people were scattered across the countryside. In the 1970s Freyburg was still maintaining a store, and had both Lutheran and Methodist churches. In recent years the population has increased back to forty-five.

Freyburg is often mistaken for Frelsburg, Texas which is in neighboring Colorado County.
Freyburg TX - Freyburg Methodist Church
Freyburg Methodist Church
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014
Freyburg TX - Freyburg Methodist Church historical marker
Freyburg Methodist Church historical marker
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Freyburg TX - Freyburg Methodist Church sanctuary
Freyburg Methodist Church sanctuary
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014
Freyburg TX - Freyburg United Methodist Church sign
Freyburg United Methodist Church sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014
Freyburg Texas Church

Freyburg Methodist Church in 2002
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2002
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Map showing Freyburg TX

The Freyburg Methodist Church is located about 2-1/2 miles SW of Freyburg.
Map also shows arrow to Pine Springs Cemetery, Flatonia & Praha.
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014

Freyburg Texas - FreyburgTxFreyburg Community Hall
Freyburg Community Hall
South on CR 448

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Freyburg Texas - Freyburg Cemetery
Freyburg Cemetery, formerly Sons of Hermann Cemetery
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Freyburg Texas - Salem Cemetery
Salem Cemetery
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Freyburg Texas - Cemetery
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Freyburg TX 1895 postmark
Freyburg TX 1895 postmark
Cover cancelled with Freyburg, TX 1895 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Fayette County 1907 Postal Map
1907 Fayette County postal map showing Freyburg
SW of La Grange, near High Hill
(From Texas state map #2090)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office


Freyburg, Texas Area Towns:
La Grange
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