Westphalia, Texas

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Westphalia, Texas
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 31°12′N 97°2′W / 31.200°N 97.033°W / 31.200; -97.033Coordinates: 31°12′N 97°2′W / 31.200°N 97.033°W / 31.200; -97.033
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Falls
Population (2000)
 • Total 186
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76656
Area code(s) 254
Westphalia Rural Historic District
Church of the visitation westphalia.jpg
Church of the Visitation
Location Roughly bounded by Co. Rt. 383, Pond Cr., Co. Rts. 377, 368, 372, 373, and the Falls Co. western boundary line, Westphalia, Texas
Area 5,500 acres (2,225.8 ha)
Built 1879
Architectural style No Style Listed, Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000524[1]
Added to NRHP May 15, 1996

Westphalia is a small unincorporated community in Falls County, Texas, United States located 35 miles south of Waco on state highway 320. Westphalia has a strong German and Catholic background. The Church of the Visitation was, until recently, the largest wooden church west of the Mississippi River. Westphalia is mainly noted for its historic church and convents, but also for its meat market and for its annual Church Picnic, which is one of the largest in the area.[2] Westphalia is also known for the Westphalia Waltz.[3] The Westphalia Independent School District serves area students.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ WESTPHALIA, TEXAS Handbook of Texas Online
  3. ^ Westphalia Waltz by Clay Coppedge, Texas Escapes

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