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Colorado County, Central Texas S

29°42'8"N 96°46'48"W (29.702348, -96.779950)

U.S. 90
North of I-10
15 miles W of Columbus the county seat
7 miles E of Schulenburg
88 miles W of downtown Houston
109 miles E of downtown San Antonio
FM 155
16 miles S of La Grange
ZIP code 78962
Area code 979
Population: 2,226 Est. (2019)
2,151 (2010) 1,981 (2000) 2,052 (1990)

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Weimar TX - New Band Stand old photo
Weimar Band Stand
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Photo courtesy NesbittLibrary

Although situated in Colorado County, this is a technicality that Weimaraners shrug off. They feel a closer kinship with Schulenburg than Columbus, and they know they're always welcome in Fayette County as long as they behave themselves.

A "Railroad" town, Weimar was originally named Jackson Station. Their railroad heritage is evident with the library occupying the old Depot and the library offices installed in an old Caboose. Sausage making and meat consumption occupy many residents, although they still have enough activities to fill a weekly newspaper, The Weimar Mercury.

Weimar, Texas bird's eye view, 1912 old photo
1912 Bird's-eye view of Weimar showing depot, train and water tower
Photo courtesy texasoldphotos.com

Historical Marker (in front of Post Office on U.S. 90):

Town of Weimar

This land—once part of first Anglo-American colony in Texas—grew into a townsite in 1873 with coming of the Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio rail line. D.W. Jackson donated half of land for town, which was named for Weimar, Germany. Post Office was established in 1873. Town incoporated 1875. By 1887 Weimar was enjoying a prosperous cotton economy, had many stores and 2 newspapers. Local opera house (150 yds.S), built about 1880, was one of the first between Houston and San Antonio. Present Economy is based on agriculture. Population is 2,050.

Weimar, Texas water tower
The water tower in Weimar
Photo courtesy Teri Brown
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Weimar, Texas Landmarks & Attractions

Breakfast, or at least coffee is an important ritual in Weimar and the menfolk occupy Bennie's Café while the womenfolk are self segregated down the block at Letica's Mexican restaurant. Leticias has a timeless (1940s) ambiance and some wonderful breakfast tacos. Post Office Street serves as the "main drag" and can be quite active mornings. The Post Office, however, can be found on Main Street, one block over.

The buildings are mostly brick and contain antique and gift shops, as well as stores vital to the town's everyday life. The most recent addition to Post Office Street is a saloon in the reclaimed theater.

Weimar Heritage Society Museum -
125E. Main St. (US 90)

St. Michaels Catholic Church, Weimar, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, Oct. 2003
St. Michaels Catholic Church

Weimar TX - St. Michaels Catholic School
St. Michaels Catholic School
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009

Weimar, Texas public school, early 1900s old photo
Public School, Weimar Texas, early 1900s
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Weimar TX - Sunday Street
Sunday morning in Weimar
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009

Weimar TX - 1886 Insall & Goeth Bldg
1886 Insall & Goeth Building
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009

Weimar TX - 1886 Insall & Goeth Bldg
Insall & Goeth
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
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Weimar, Texas depot and train
Weimar Railroad Depot and Train - early 1900s
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Historical Marker Text

Weimar Railroad Depot

Weimar was founded in 1873 when T. W. Peirce, president of the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad, built a depot here on property of D. W. Jackson (1829-1904). Peirce and Jackson shared the profits from sale of town lots. Before the coming of the railroad, transportation had posed a major problem for this area. Named for a German town that Peirce admired, Weimar quickly became a leading trade center. The first depot was replaced in 1925 by the present structure. In 1972 the Southern Pacific Railroad donated the building for use as the Weimar Public Library.

On 109 E. Jackson Ave., Weimar
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
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Weimar TX Railroad Depot1
Weimar Railroad Depot today
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009

Nearby Destinations:

Weimar is a pleasant break from the Interstate, and offers a pleasant winding drive north to LaGrange, a mere 16 miles away. Schulenburg is a few miles west on US 90. Or go west 3 miles to Dubina on FM1383 to see the "painted church" and "Piano Bridge".

Weimar, Texas Personalities

  • Etta Moten Barnett
    November 5th, 1901 - January - 2004
    "Life does not owe me one thing."
    While her birth in Weimar, Texas may have just been chance, it's her accomplishments after she left Weimar that deserve a closer look. When she died last year of cancer (in Chicago) at the age of 102, Etta Moten Barnett had had a rich and full life.. She is now remembered as an actress, singer, and philanthropist ... more

  • Weimar's mail carrier in the 1930s by Mike Cox
    A pet deer named Billy

  • The Weimar Goatherd or J. Alfred Prufrock in Texas

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    Weimar, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Columbus the county seat
    La Grange

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