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    MILLHEIM, TEXAS

    Austin County, Central Texas S
    FM 949
    Just E of State Highway 36
    6 Miles S of Bellville
    27 Miles S of Brenham
    5 Miles W of Cat Spring
    8 Miles NW of Sealy
    Population: 00150 (2000)

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    Millheim TX - Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall
    Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall, Est. 1872
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

    Millheim History in a Pecan Shell

    Established around 1845, the town was originally known as Muelheim. The Anglicized spelling came about later. A post office was granted in 1878 when the community population was just under 100 residents.

    The mid 1880s were prosperous for the community with several stores in operation as well as brewery. The arrival of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway raised hopes of permanent prosperity, only to be dashed when the town was bypassed.

    The post office closed in 1915 when the town posted its high-water mark of 150 residents. In the mid 1930s it fell to an estimated 100 where it remained until after WWII. By the time of the 2000 census, the town had once again matched the 1915 population of 150.
    Millheim TX Hay Stacks
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Millheim TX - Old Barn
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Millheim TX - Country Road
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Millheim TX - Log structure
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Austin County Texas 1907 Postal Map
    1907 Austin County postal map showing Millheim
    (Above "T" in "AUSTIN")
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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