Fayette County has the distinction of being, culturally and geographically, one of the few crossroads of Texas from time immortal. Prehistoric mammals migrated through this area and later early humans. The Colorado River, which dissects Texas and Fayette County, was the center of life for the Native American Tribes and a focus of the French and Spanish explorers. Stephen F. Austin included future Fayette County in the Old 300 land grant. When Germans and Czechs began immigrating to Texas, thousands of families chose Fayette County for their homes. When Texas’ frontiers were being expanded in the late 1800s, railroads from all points of the compass met in Fayette County. In the 20th century, two of the major U. S. highways, 77 & 90, crossed in Schulenburg.
Fayette County is rich in historic properties, whether your interest is Native American artifacts, German/Czech cultures, 19th century hi-tech breweries, art deco inspired art, Painted Churches, or log cabins. Fayette County has it all.
Patriot heroes from the War of 1812 through contemporary conflicts are honored throughout the county with memorials. Old time ethnic music can still be found from the Polka masses at churches to brass bands at the numerous community celebrations.
Come to Fayette County, Texas to experience history in the peace and tranquility of this beautiful Crossroads of Texas.
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