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Swiss Alp, Texas

History

Swiss Alp History 1902. Swiss Alp is one of the most picturesque and fertile sections of the county. The roiling prairie is studded with elegant residences surrounded by gardens and trees. The blackland is very rich and productive; the population well-to-do, substantial farmers; they are progressive Germans. " It is a comparatively new country, situated on the Fayette county. school lands, about eleven miles from La Grange and seven miles from Schulenburg. It is a voting precinct of the county and a postoffice. Geo. Vogt and Chas. Bruns are popular young merchants of Swiss Alp; L. C. Meicher, the proprietor of one of the finest gins in the county. There is also a blacksmith shop. It was settled in the seventies. Among the first settlers are Chris Steinmann, A. Franke and Mrs. Auguste Bolling. At Swiss Alp there are large bone deposits, found especially in Mr. Knigge's pasture. They have been described by Mr. L. C. Melcher in his essay on minerals of the county. - Fayette County, Her History and Her People, Schulenburg, Texas, 1902

Location

29° 46' 56.82" N, 96° 54' 33.948" W