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Frelsburg, Texas

History

Frelsburg. First German settlement in Colorado County. Founded in 1837 by William Frels who immigrated to Texas in 1834 and fought for Independence, 1835-1836. Proposed site of Hermann University, first institution of highter learning sponsored by Germans. Chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1844, but never established. - Historical Marker Text.  Marker erected in 1936.  Located in Frelsburg, just south of FM 1291 and FM 109 intersection; on FM 109

 

Location

29° 52' 16.356" N, 96° 32' 55.428" W