Frelsburg is an unincorporated community in Colorado County, Texas, United States. It lies at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 109 and Farm to Market Road 1291. The community was founded around 1837 by Capt. William Frels and his brother John Frels, who immigrated to Texas from Germany in 1834. It is home to one of the oldest surviving general stores in Texas. Continuously operated since 1865 and owned by the Heinsohn family since 1920, the store is called Heinsohn's Country Store.
Businesses and churches
Heinsohn's Country Store at FM 109 and FM 1291
Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg
Texas State Historical Marker at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Texas State Historical Marker at Trinity Lutheran Church
Texas State Historical Marker at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
- Rudolph L. Biesele, Rudolph L. (1930). The History of the German Settlements in Texas, 1831-1861, Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones.
- Frelsburg Historical Committee (1986). The History of Frelsburg, New Ulm, Texas: Enterprise.
- Schmidt, C.W. (1930). Footprints of Five Generations, New Ulm, Texas: New Ulm Enterprise.