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ROZNOV, TEXAS

Fayette County, Central Texas South
FM 1291
3 miles E of Warrenton
6 miles W of Fayetteville
30 miles SW of Brenham
NE of La Grange
SE of Giddings
Population: unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town had a post office in 1892 which was discontinued in 1906. 50 people lived there in 1933. At one time there was a saloon, a blacksmith and a store. It was named by town founder John Halamicek for his birthplace in Europe.
Roznov Texas country scene
A distant view from Roznov
TE Photo, 2004
Roznov History

By Carolyn Heinsohn, Fayette County Historical Commission:

1. First settler was George Weikel who arrived before the Civil War. He owned one of the first gristmills in Fayette County, a sawmill and gin. Cotton was hand-cleaned by slaves.

2. During the Civil War, a stone building on Weikel’s farm housed Confederate deserters.

3. Son, Joseph Weikel, died in 1884 when his gin caught fire.

4. John H. Halamicek , who arrived in 1885, named the community after his birthplace, Roznov, Moravia. The community was also called Halamicek.

5. Halamicek founded a store in 1885 that once served as the post office, as well as a drug store, because he was a registered pharmacist.

6. A blacksmith shop was owned by John Rek. There also was a saloon, a beef club and a molasses press.

7. The Cordes School was located on County Rd. 257 or Halamicek Loop. Another area school was the Javornik School named for the SPJST Lodge No. 2

8. The Halamicek Cemetery was established in 1899 after the death of a Pustejovsky child. The land where she was buried was originally owned by Peter and Rosina Krystinek, who conveyed one acre to John Halamicek for a community cemetery.

9. The settlers were predominantly Czech with a few Germans. The earliest settlers besides George Weikel and John Halamicek were Fred Knutzen, Bernard Cordes, Joseph Orsak, Joseph Cervenka, Peter Krystinek and Frank Pustejovsky.
Roznov Public School sign 1888-1944, Texas
If it wasn't for the sign, you'd never know there was once a town here
TE Photo, October 2004
Havlik Home and Roznov School
Courtesy Fayette Co Hist Commission;
submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC member
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Halamicek home front views, Roznov, Texas
 
Halamicek Homestead with garden,  windmill and cistern, Roznov, Texas
The Halamicek Homestead
Photo courtesy Greg Stone & Louisa Halamicek Stone
Halamicek Cemetery, Roznov, Texas
The Halamicek Cemetery
Photo courtesy Greg Stone & Louisa Halamicek Stone
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Roznov, Texas Forum

  • Subject: Roznov, Texas
    I saw your page on Roznov, Texas and decided to contribute what I know about that place. My wife's great grandfather was John Halamicek. He named the village in Fayette County, Texas after his birthplace, Roznov pod Radhostem in the Moravian part of what is now the Czech Republic.

    He bought a store at Roznov, TX shortly after he married Miss Anna Baron in 1885. He added on to his property there and at one time there was a school, a post office, a molasses mill, and homes for his tenants. Mr. and Mrs. Halamicek raised their 12 children at Roznov, and continued to live there until they died. They are buried in the Halamicek Cemetery which is near Roznov at the junction of FM 1291 and C.M. Allen Road, about 5 miles east of Fayetteville.

    Attached (above) are some pictures of Roznov and the Halamicek homestead that used to stand at Roznov. - Greg Stone & Louisa Halamicek Stone, August 29, 2006
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