|The road to Kovar
TE Photo 2005
in a Pecan Shell
Named sometime around 1870 for early settler Martin Kovar, the next
big event to occur in Kovar was in 1894 when a Czech-Moravian church
was organized by Rev. Jindrich Juren. The church's congregation was
30 members strong.
Kovar had a gin
and the economy was entirely based on agriculture for many years.
The post office opened in 1903, but was closed by 1914. Since the
community never developed around commercial buildings or a plat, it
never grew and no population figures have been recorded.
Saints Peter and Paul's Church with its adjoining cemetery occupies
the SE corner of Zimmerhanzel and Stolle Road and a large SPJST Hall
is a short distance to the north.
Two other cemeteries are a quarter of a mile west of the SPJST building.
The economy today is based on ranching.
| Saints Peter
and Paul's Church in Kovar
TE Photo 2005
More Texas Churches
"The photo you have is of the cemetery located at Kovar, TX in
Bastrop County... Apparently the community was called Barton Creek
initially, so that's the name of the cemetery even though the community
is now called Kovar. I have a great-great aunt buried there.
There is also an SPJST cemetery nearby." - Carolyn
Heinsohn, October 31, 2016
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