Texas was a independent sovereign country from 1836 to 1845. Fayette County was established in 1837. La Grange was incorporated in 1850. Round Top was incorporated in 1870.
A Round Top Area Historical Society Event
The 18th year
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $15
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or Round Top Chamber of Commerce
Tickets will be sold the day of the event at the Round Top Area Historical Society (located behind the Post Office)
Homes and Historical Locations On The Tour
2015 RTAHS Events
December 5th: Tour of homes and historical places.
1866 Bethlehem Lutheran Church
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The Bethlehem Lutheran Church was completed in 1867 and still remains in use to this day. Pastor Adam Neuthard (1828 - 1902) was its first pastor for 37 years. He was a master of Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, and German. During Pastor Neuthard’s tenure he baptized 2,450 children and confirmed 1,450 young people and presided at 1,000 funerals.
The church itself is constructed of rock quarried from the side of a hill on which the building is located. The two-foot thick walls supported by the sloping hillside, were built of heavy flat rocks.
For the first 70 years all sermons in the church and school classes were conducted in German. The amazing Pastor Adam Neuthard is one of the cherished legends of Round Top, Texas.
# 9. How much did it cost to build the Round Top, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in 1866?
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For Round Top to maintain the dignity of being an incorporated city, Round Top must pay for a great many public services which could have been turned over to the county government.
The town incorporated in 1870. Round Top Rifle Association formed in 1873. Do-Your-Duty Club was founded in 1935.
These three organizations keep the town the pleasant, self-sufficient place it is.
information courtesy of Margie Wells
"The Times of Round Top" Throughout the times of the land we call Round Top, one thought has constantly prevailed. This is a land of opportunity. The land was formed over the centuries into that land and hills by rivers beyond and by creeks and springs, while waiting for animals and mankind to arrive. Cynthia A. Thornton firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Times of Round Top" book can be purchased at the Round Top Town Office.
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