Dubina Historic District
Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in 2011
|Location||Roughly bounded by FM 1383 and Cty Rd. 480, Dubina, Texas|
|Area||19 acres (7.7 ha)|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman|
|NRHP reference No.||03000970|
|Added to NRHP||27 September 2003|
Dubina is a small unincorporated community in Fayette County, Texas, United States. It currently is home to a population of about 44 persons, but it was once a thriving community. It was the first Czech settlement in Texas and dates from 1856. It is located 90 miles west of Houston or 104 miles east of San Antonio. Most of the town since 2003 has been designated as the Dubina Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
The naming of this settlement as Dubina ("oak grove") goes back to one of the first nights spent by the settlers. As the story goes, the settlers were travelling looking for a suitable place to settle down when it started raining. They sat down under a very large oak tree for shelter and looked around realizing how comfortable this place was. They then settled there giving it the appropriate name.
Dubina has some historical buildings, the most famous of which is one of Texas's painted churches, Saints Cyril and Methodius.
- "National Register Information System – Dubina Historic District (#03000970)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 9 July 2010.
- Chaloupka, Cathy; Ketter, Peter (27 Sep 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Dubina Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service.
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- Dubina, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- The Story of the Founding of Dubina
- DUBINA - The First Czech Settlement in Texas
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