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.
2016 RTAHS Events
February 13 and 14, 2016 Our Annual Garage Sale
April 23rd Grand Opening of the Pumper house building.
May 19th FYI speaker presentation in conjunction the RT Family Library on topic of the Austin 300.
November 6th VA coffee in conjunction with the American Legion
November 17th Christmas Carol events with the RT Library.
December 3rd Our Christmas Tour of Homes in conjunction with Christmas in Round Top
Johann Traugott Wandke
Workshop and House
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Corner of Bauer- Rummel Street and White Street
Johann Traugott Wandke (1808-1870) immigrated from Prussia to nearby La Grange with his wife Christiane and two daughters, Karoline and Christiane, in 1855. About 1860 Johann and Christiane came to Round Top to live in the home of their daughter Karoline and her husband Zoellistin Pochmann. The Wandkes built their own native stone home/workshop at this site about 1863.
Johann was a skilled mechanic and cabinetmaker but is best known for the high-quality organs he crafted from native cedar for several churches in the area including Round Top's Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
# 13. How long did it take to build the pipe organ in the Round Top, Bethlehem Lutheran Church?
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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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