Grange railroad bridge
County was named
after Lafayette, and the town was named after his estate in France.
La Grange translates as "the Meadows."
LA GRANGE ATTRACTIONS
The Town Square
features a 1891 J. Riely Gordon Courthouse,
and the historic "Muster
Oak". Play "find the gargoyle" at the Courthouse.
Hill and the ruins of the Kreische Brewery
Three miles south of town on the bluffs overlooking the Colorado
River, you'll find Monument Hill and the ruins of the Kreische Brewery.
This unusual and under-appreciated State Historical Park (979-968-5658)
is the final resting-place for Fayette County men involved in the
Dawson/Mier Expedition into Mexico.
In addition there's the brewery ruins and the restored Kreische
House, all made from the abundant limestone of the bluffs.
Tours available and several books in the gift shop deal with the
ill-fated foray into Mexico. more
Highway 71 east and west of La Grange was named "One of the
five best wildflower viewing routes in Texas" by Texas Highways
Magazine. Best time is March and April.
Grange Tourist Information
La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce
171 South Main Street. (The 1883 Old Jail, half a block South of the
Telephone: 979-968-5756 or 1-800-LAGRANG
Murder in La Grange
from the Fayette County Record, August 29, 1939
"Tree Murder" Report Puts City in Wrong Light
Only Those Trees, Limbs Considered Dangerous Are Removed, [it] is
Texas: The Stolz Name Is Written In Stone by H.H.Howze
Soot by Audrey A. Herbrich
Photos by Boyd Photography, La Grange
"The north wind—unusually strong this March—carried the voices
from those gathered below to me, and I could hear their whispers
and gasps. And it wasn’t the ablaze Botts Title Company that trumped
the conversation, or the equally ablaze China Inn Restaurant, Bertie’s
Barbershop, or the income tax lawyer’s office. No, it was the Cozy
Theater, slotted between Bertie’s on the left and the JC Penney
catalog store on the right." ... more
Signs in Fayette County 1938
Photos courtesy of La Grange Chamber of Commerce
Coca Cola advertising cars, trucks and wall signs; Pearl Beer ...
Home is La Grange - Ode to La Grange by Brewster Hudspeth
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