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Fayette Co
Fayette County

La Grange Hotels


Fayette County Seat, Central Texas South

29° 54' 30" N, 96° 52' 30" W (29.908333, -96.875)
Hwy 71
32 miles E of Bastrop
65 miles E of Austin
29 miles W of Columbus
100 miles W of Houston via I-10
120 miles E of San Antonio via I-10
Population: 4,749 est. (2017)
4,641 (2010) 4,478 (2000) 3,951 (1990)

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The County was named after Lafayette, and the town was named after his estate in France. La Grange translates as "the Meadows."
TX - La Grange Downtown 1898

La Grange Vintage Photos
1898 photo courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC

La Grange Landmarks / Attractions

The Town Square features a 1891 J. Riely Gordon Courthouse, and the historic "Muster Oak". Play "find the gargoyle" at the Courthouse.

La Grange, TX - Fayette County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January, 2012
Fayette County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Fayette County Courthouse

  • Fayette County Courthouse

  • The 1891 Fayette County Courthouse (before restoration)
    The Courthouse, the Clock Tower, Exterior, Interior, and Historic Images.

  • Fayette County Courthouse - Restoration Progress as of July 2004 - A photo essay by John Troesser

  • Interview with the Gargoyle by Johnny Stucco
    Behind the grimace beats the heart of a young boy.

  • Gordon Courthouses include: - Gonzales, Giddings, Waxahachie, Decatur, New Braunfels and the State Capitol of Arizona.

  • Fayette County Jail built with Muldoon blue sandstone , La Grange, Texas
    Photo by John Troesser, August 2004

    Fayette County Jail

    Muster Oak

    Photo courtesy Fayette Heritage Museum/Archives

    The Historic Muster Oak

    Monument Hill overlooking the Colorado River and La Grange
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, February 2010

    Monument Hill &
    Kreische Brewery State Historical Site

    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

  • La Grange Post Office architectural details

  • Bluebonnet Trails:
  • TX Bluebonnets in La Grange Cemetery

    Photo courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn

    Flora & Fauna of Fayette County
    Wild Flowers of Fayette County

    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.
    La Grange churches

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2005

    Churches in La Grange
    La Grange TX - First Library, Judge Stiehl House
    TE Photo
    The First Fayette County Library
    Judge Stiehl House
    Fachwerk House by David Knape
    Fayette County Colorado River Thru Truss Bridge, La Grange, Texas
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
    Colorado River Thru Truss Bridge
    La Grange TX bridges
    View of La Grange Colorado River Through Truss bridge
    & railroad bridge from Monument Hill

    TE Photo, September 2005
    La Grange, Texas railroad bridge
    La Grange railroad bridge
    TE Photo, December 2001
    TX -La Grange Cemetery tombstone
    Photo Courtesy Kathy Carter / Fayette Heritage Museum
    La Grange City Cemetery &
    The Annual La Grange Cemetery Tour
    La Grange TX Men & Beer Barrels

    Photo courtesy Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives

    La Grange Vintage Photos
    People, courthouse square...
    La Grange TX - Train Wreck Bridge

    Photo courtesy Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives

    La Grange Train Wrecks
    La Grange Chronicles
  • Tree 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 Explained
  • La Grange’s Chicken Ranch by Mike Cox

  • A Visit to the Chicken Ranch by Lois Zook Wauson

  • Monumental Texas: The Stolz Name Is Written In Stone by H.H.Howze

  • Hollywood Soot by Audrey A. Herbrich
    Cozy Theater

  • Painted Signs in Fayette County 1938
    Photos courtesy of La Grange Chamber of Commerce
    Coca Cola advertising cars, trucks and wall signs; Pearl Beer ...

  • Our Home is La Grange - Ode to La Grange by Brewster Hudspeth

  • August 2, 1973 - La Grange's Chicken Range closed Cartoon by Roger T. Moore
  • La Grange TX - Frank's Place
    Frank's Place on La Grange courthouse square
    TE Photo
    La Grange TX City Grocery
    City Grocery on the courthouse square
    TE Photo
    La Grange Area Destinations
  • Painted Church Tour

  • Fayette County - Towns, ghost towns, vintage maps

  • Less than 30 miles to Washington County.

  • Visit Blue Bell ice cream's spokescow "Belle" at nearby Jersey Barnyard. Hwy 71, exit Hwy 159, one-and-a-half miles north of LaGrange.

  • Less than 20 miles drive to Fayetteville, Smithville, Schulenburg and Flatonia and Weimar.

    La Grange Tourist Information
    La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce
    171 South Main Street. (The 1883 Old Jail, half a block South of the Square.)
    Telephone: 979-968-5756 or 1-800-LAGRANG
    Website: www.lagrangetx.org.

  • La Grange , Texas Area Towns:
    Bastrop | Columbus | Austin
    See Fayette County | Central Texas South

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