Peters-Hacienda Community Hall

Peters Hall at Trenckmann and Peters San Felipe Roads is an old octagonal dance hall. The Peters-Hacienda Community Hall is located in Peters, between Bellville and Sealy, a German community named for local resident Albert Peters. In 1883 a post office was established...

Liedertafel Hall – Sealy

In 1914 a German singing society built this hall on land donated by the Lux and Kinkler families. It was built for the purpose of a gathering place for plays, concerts, dancing and the likes. In 1944, the Sealy Volunteer Fireman’s Association purchased the...

St Mary’s Catholic Church Grounds

South of I-10 is the community of Frydek, named by its Czech settlers for a Silesian city of the same name. The name, meaning “peaceful corner,” fits this quiet farming community. Until recent years, worship services were conducted in the Czech language....

New Ulm, Texas

New Ulm is a small town located at the junction of Farm Roads 109 and 1094 in western Austin County, around 22 miles southwest of Bellville. The history of New Ulm dates back to the 1840s. It was founded in 1841 as Duff’s Settlement, named for James C. Duff, who...

Sante Fe Railroad Park Musuem

Santa Fe Park Museum is located at 211 Main Street in Sealy. Artifacts from the early days of Sealy and Austin County are displayed, including a caboose and early maintainer. Shown by appointment only.   (Donation) Sealy’s Railroad Heritage It was 1879 when...