Bleiblerville, Texas

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Bleiblerville
Unincorporated community
Bleiblerville is located in Texas
Bleiblerville
Bleiblerville
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°0′29″N 96°26′51″W / 30.00806°N 96.44750°W / 30.00806; -96.44750Coordinates: 30°0′29″N 96°26′51″W / 30.00806°N 96.44750°W / 30.00806; -96.44750
Country United States
State Texas
County Austin
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78931
GNIS feature ID 1330860

Bleiblerville is an unincorporated community in northern Austin County, Texas, United States. It lies along Farm to Market Road 2502 (FM 2502) northwest of Bellville, the county seat of Austin County.[1] Its elevation is 371 feet (113 m).[2] Although Bleiblerville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78931.[3]

History[edit]

Bleiblerville was named for Robert Bleibler, a Swiss immigrant, who ran the general store, post office, and saloon. Bleibler opened the general store in the area in the late 1880s. The community grew rapidly with the influx of many German immigrants in the late nineteenth century, and its post office was established in 1891. The community expanded in the 1960s with the increase of oil drilling in the community, but has since declined.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bleiblerville is situated on FM 2502 a distance of 3.4 miles (5.5 km) northwest of its intersection with State Highway 159 at Nelsonville and 12.1 miles (19.5 km) northwest of Bellville. From Bleiblerville northwest to the intersection of FM 2502 and Farm to Market Road 109 near Welcome is 2.9 miles (4.7 km). From the center of Bleiblerville, Industry Road snakes its way to the southwest a distance of 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to Industry. Bleiblerville Road leaves the community heading northeast and connects with New Wehdem Road to cover the 8.9 miles (14.3 km) to an intersection with State Highway 36 south of Brenham. Bleiblerville addresses extend northwest along FM 2502 as far as the FM 109 intersection, but only a short distance to the southeast. The Bleiblerville postal zone extends as far as Industry Road and Begonia Lane to the southwest and to Bleiblerville and West Uekert Roads to the northeast.[5]

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