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2000 Census - 381
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Dime Box, Texas
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Dime Box Texas History:
Dime Box was first settled in 1830 by Stephen F. Austin’s colonists. In the late 1860s, a settler constructed a sawmill three miles northwest of the present townsite. The community that grew up around the mill was called Brown’s Mill. Before the post office was established in 1877, residents placed their letters along with ten cents postage in a wooden box inside Brown’s office. The mail was taken weekly to Giddings for posting. The post office closed in December, 1883. When it reopened in the spring, the town was renamed Dime Box because much of the incoming mail was going to Brownsville, Texas. In 1913, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a line three miles southeast of the town. Most of the businesses and residents moved to the new site to be closer to the railroad, but enough residents remained to retain the town’s name so the towns became Old and New Dime Box. In 1945, "New Dime Box" was featured in Life Magazine as the only town where every resident participated in the March of Dimes campaign by sending dimes to Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. Dime Box residents pooled their dimes and sent them to the White House in a mailbox. In 1946, Dime Box, New York City, Chicago, and Hollywood kicked off the National March of Dimes campaign. The U.S. Postmaster General arrived in Dime Box and was photographed on the front porch of the general store while returning the mailbox to town residents. Today an oversized vintage dime stands in a transparent case on the downtown square in Dime Box. Dime Box (New) is located just east of SH 21 at the intersection of FM 141 and CR 425, 38 miles northeast of Bastrop, 26 miles northeast of Serbin, 19 miles northeast of Giddings, 19.8 miles southeast of Lexington, 37 miles southeast of Rockdale, 17.4 miles southwest of Caldwell, 44.5 miles southwest of College Station, approximately 20 miles northwest of Somerville, and approximately 30 miles northwest of Round Top, Texas.
 
Historic Old Dime Box, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“County's second oldest community. Located in Texas founder Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colony. First known as Brown's Mills. Present name derived from practice of leaving dimes in box at Joseph S. Browne's Mill so that postman John W. Ratliff would bring items from Giddings to community members.”  
 
Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Old Dime Box, Texas Historical Marker Text:
Trinity Lutheran Church was organized in 1900. In 1938, a church building was purchased from the Evangelical Synod of Texas. The next edifice was built in 1962. From organization until the turn of the century, Trinity congregation was served by the following Pastors; H. Kupfernagel, H. Huge, H.F. Hellmann, G.W. Obenhaus, C. Durow, W. Remmert, G.W. Kautz, P. Brust, H. Hartfield, A. Horn, R. Studtmann, B. Rathgeber, L. Borlack, R. Koenig, J. Socha, J. Menagh, F.O. Koessel, and D.A. Robbins.” 
 
New Dime Box Heritage Museum:
The museum contains historic artifacts, old photos and books, genealogical data and other information on the early Czech and German history of the town, including a miniature Czech First Communion Book, and German and Czech quilts. Open Fri-Sun, 1pm-5m. Jean and Wayman Davis: (979) 884-0182. The museum is located on FM 141, Dime Box, Texas 77853.         
 
SPJST Lodge #13: 
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7pm. Youth club meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Rental: (979) 884-1451. Hall Phone Number:  (979) 884-3211. From FM 141 in Dime Box, go left (east) on CR 424; drive 0.30 miles to the hall on the left.
 
Dime Box Black Bridge Festival & Mini-Marathon, 1st Saturday in Oct:
Activities include a parade at 1pm and a mini-marathon. The old railroad bridge was moved to the Dime Box park in the 1880s. (979) 884-0115.
 
Snows BBQ in Lexington, TX:
Once listed in Texas Monthly as the Best Barbeque in Texas, The barbeque is said to be as good as Smitty’s in Lockhart. They serve brisket, sausage, chicken, port, ribs, homemade potato salad, homemade coleslaw and beans. Open every Saturday at 8am until sold out. (979) 773-4640. 516 Main. Lexington is located on U.S. 77, approximately midway between Austin and Bryan-College Station, and 17.6 miles slightly northwest of Giddings. Reviews  Lexington Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Lexington Texas Area Map   
 
Granny’s Restaurant in Lexington, TX:
This restaurant serves very good home cooking such as chicken fried steak, hamburgers, and a full breakfast menu including breakfast tacos. (979) 773-9463. 728 S. Rockdale Street. Reviews  Lexington Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Lexington Texas Area Map