Historic Finn Building|
beloved 1888 (former) Austin County Courthouse in Bellville|
Street in Bellville|
It looks the same today - only different.
Texas Attractions Austin
County Jail, Museum & Library
Bellville has a great jail, which now serves as the Austin County Museum, and
many other buildings. Maybe they aren't as grand as the jail, but they are charming
and in some cases unique (The old Dr. Pepper bottling plant with its rock façade
comes to mind). more Town
On and just off the square are antiques and crafts shops and eateries
within easy stroll. Guide
to Historic Buildings
The Bellville Historical Society has prepared
a guide to Bellville's turn-of-the-century homes and downtown buildings. It's
available at the Chamber of Commerce.
Photo courtesy Bellville Library
Double Hanging at Bellville in 1896|
All things considered, it was a pretty civilized affair.
were two murders in Austin County in 1895. While they occured in distant
corners of the county, they were separated by a span of only 38 days. Both perpetrators
were apprehended and taken to the County Jail in Bellville.
This sort of situation must have been on the minds of our wise and august lawyers
in Austin when they passed legislation demanding Courthouses be placed near the
center of the county. It certainly made things convenient for the populace to
attend hangings. more
Bellville Tourist Information Bellville
Chamber of Commerce - 979-865-3407
13 East Main, PO Box 670 Bellville
Bellville tin man tank and its giant red arrow wind vane. Unfortunately that tower
no longer exists today."
Oct 20, 2000 Photo courtesy David Stall
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