Frelsburg, Texas

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Frelsburg, Texas
Unincorporated community
Frelsburg is located in Texas
Frelsburg
Frelsburg
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°52′16″N 96°32′51″W / 29.87111°N 96.54750°W / 29.87111; -96.54750Coordinates: 29°52′16″N 96°32′51″W / 29.87111°N 96.54750°W / 29.87111; -96.54750
Country United States
State Texas
County Colorado
Elevation[1] 302 ft (92 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78950
Area code(s) 979

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.[2][3] 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[edit]

History[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frelsburg, Texas. Retrieved on October 15, 2016.
  2. ^ www.frelsburg.com
  3. ^ Carroll, Jeff (June 12, 2010). "Frelsburg, TX". The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved October 15, 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.