TE Photo, January 2010
Joiner Road is left. A dead end – but a picturesque dead end.”
Road is marked on Highway 71 between La
Grange and Ellinger
a Pecan Shell
Joiner began life as a stop on the Columbus-La Grange Tap Railroad in the early
1880s. The town was a source of gravel and ties for the railroad.
connected with the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad prior to 1899
when a flood washed away the railroad’s Colorado River bridge.
such as it was, disappeared shortly thereafter.
Joiner road today shows
ranching and dairy farming existing alongside functioning gas and oil infrastructure
– all in a bucolic environment.
Fayette County map showing Joiner SE of La
Courtesy Texas General Land Office