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HIGH HILL, TEXAS

Part of the Painted Churches Tour

Texas Ghost Town
Fayette County, Central Texas South

29 43' 5" N, 96 55' 38" W (29.718056, -96.927222)
FM 2672
3 miles N of Schulenburg (Hwy 77)
21 miles N of Hallettsville
19 miles S of La Grange
Population: extremely dispersed

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High Hill TX - Painted church ceiling
High Hill's painted church
TE photo
History in a Pecan Shell

High Hill was once a community with it's future assured. It was the only town in southern Fayette County for years and was a stop on a transcontinental stage route.

The railroad had plans for High Hill - wanting to include it along its route between Houston and San Antonio. But the townspeople declined the railroad's offer and the town just declined. The rails went in south of town and Schulenburg was founded as a result.
High Hill TX - Jim & Marcus  Stavinoha, Church, School
Jim & Marcus Stavinoha with High Hill church and school in background; January 1949
Courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn family photo collection
High Hill, TX - Dedication of St. Mary's School, 1928

Dedication of St. Mary's School in High Hill, 1928
Submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn
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High Hill TX - Stavinoha Store, 1940
Stavinoha Store in High Hill, January 1940; the store was built the previous year.
Charlie Ripper Photo Collection; submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn
High Hill TX - Herder's General Merchandise Store
Herder's General Merchandise Store in High Hill being moved to Schulenburg
Submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn
High Hill, Texas store and cedar
Stacked cedar outside a store
TE Photo, March 2001
A barn in High Hill, Texas
High Hill rural scene
TE Photo, January 2002
High-Hill in tile
TE photo
High Hill TX - St. Mary's Catholic Church
TE photo
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Painted Churches Tour
St. Mary's Church is the town's main attraction. As one of Fayette County's Painted Churches, it has some of the best examples of faux-finish woodwork and stained-glass... next page
Fayette County Texas 1907 Postal map
Fayette County Texas 1907 Postal map showing High Hill
(N of Schulenburg near Colorado / Lavaca County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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High Hill, Texas Area Destinations:
La Grange the county seat
Schulenburg | Hallettsville | Flatonia
See Fayette County | Central Texas South

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