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2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 75
Freyburg, Texas
Freyburg Texas History:
The town was founded by German immigrants in 1868. They named it after Freyburg, Germany. Most of the town’s history revolves around the Methodist Church. Methodist services were held in homes, a store and a school until the Freyburg Methodist Church was built in 1879. In 1886, the town had a blacksmith, post office (closed in 1907) and a store. The post office opened in 1889; it was discontinued in 1907. The town had 50 residents in the 1890s. The Freyburg Dance Hall was built by the German Benevolent Order of the Sons of Hermann in the early 1900s. Freyburg is located near the Navidad River at the intersection of FM 956 and FM 2238, 15 miles southwest of La Grange, 10 miles southwest of Hostyn, 5.3 miles southwest of Swiss Alp, 31 miles southeast of Fayetteville, 14 miles northeast of Flatonia, and 8.8 miles northwest of Schulenburg, Texas.
Historic Freyburg United Methodist Church, 1879:
“This church began in the late 1860s when the Rev. Karl Urbantke conducted services in a local store near the town hall. Services were later held in a schoolhouse and in 1879 the congregation raised sufficient funds to hire H. Griezendorf to build this sanctuary. It is an excellent example of an open plan Gothic church with a central entry bell tower. It features a gable form with return eaves and pointed arch double doors surmounted by a rose window. The church, which contains an historic cemetery on its property, continues to serve the local community.”The church and cemetery are located on FM 2238.  
Historic Pin Oak Cemetery:
“The first burials at this site (are) now unmarked. (They) were for two ailing soldiers who died here following the battle of Salado Creek near San Antonio in 1842. The oldest marked grave is that of Lee F.T. Cottle (1788-1845). (The Cemetery is) located on property, once held by the Routh family. This burial ground served both the communities of Black Jack Springs and Pin Oak and has been known by both names. An association, over 100 years old, cares for these grounds that chronicle settlers of the Republic of Texas era; slaves; veterans of the war of 1812, the Texas Revolution and the civil war; and many area pioneers and their descendants.” 
Historic Salem Memorial Cemetery, 1870:
Established by the Salem Lutheran Church of Freyburg. The church building was moved when the Lutheran Church merged with the Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church at Swiss Alp in 1967.” The cemetery is located off FM 2238 on CR 371/Salem-Freyburg Road.
Freyburg (Dance) Hall, Flatonia & La Grange:
Freyburg Hall is a 97 year old dance hall built by German benevolent Order of the Sons of Hermann. During its heyday, this great barn style dance hall hosted the best in Americana, country, and bluegrass music twice a month during the spring and fall. Activities included horseshoes, washers, cards, dominoes, a great BBQ meal and live music in the biergarten. The dance hall is badly in need of renovation. It is located in Freyburg Texas at the intersection of FM 956 and FM 2238, 31 miles southwest of Fayetteville, 15 miles southwest of La Grange, 28 miles southwest of Ellinger via La Grange, and 14miles northeast of Flatonia, Texas. From the Schulenburg chamber of Commerce at 618 North Main Street go west on North Main Take the first right on Wolters Avenue. Go left on U.S. 90West/West Summit Road. Drive out of town a distance and go right on Bryant Road. Go left on Freyburg Hall Road. The dance hall will be on your right.
Sengelmann Dance Hall & Restaurant, 1890s, Schulenburg:
The building has been beautifully restored and reopened in 2009. It features the original 115 year old, long leaf pine dance floor, a restaurant, saloon, biergarten, and a Czech bakery. The restaurant and biergarten offer live music and dancing Thursday through Saturday. Many well-known musicians have played here including Billy Joe Shaver, Cory Morrow, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Asleep at the Wheel, Billy Mata, Bobby Flores, and others. The hall hosts live music and Big Dance Shows. The restaurant is open Wed-Thu, 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9pm; Fri, 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm; Sat, 11am-9:30pm. The saloon is open Wed-Thu until 11pm; Fri until 11:30pm. Hours are seasonal. The dance hall is not necessarily open every weekend. If you are driving a long distance, call to verify hours before arriving. The restaurant, saloon and biergarten are available for private parties. (979) 743-2300. The dance hall is located at 531 North Main Street in Schulenburg. Facebook
Swiss Alp Dance Hall, Garten, & Grill, Early 1900, Swiss Alp, TX:
The dance hall hosts well known country music artists, such as regional and local musicians the Triumphs and Czechaholics, and Texas artists Asleep at the Wheel, Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler, and Wild River Band. The summer of 2014’s summer series played on Wednesday nights from 8:30pm to midnight. The hall also hosts weddings and other private parties. (979) 247-4536. The dance hall is located at 6940 U.S. 77, 9.6 miles south of La Grange, 7 miles north of Schulenburg and 13.6 miles northwest of Weimar, Texas. Email
Kovar SPJST Lodge #38, Smithville & Flatonia, Texas:
SPJST stands for Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texasuilt, or Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State Of Texas, a nondenominational Czechoslovakian fraternal group formed in 1897. In May, 2014, a lodge fundraiser was held in Rosanky, Texas. Lodge meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7pm. The Hall is available for rentals. Day Phone: (512) 237-2438. Night Phone: (830) 839-4353. 278 Zimmerhanzel Road, Flatonia, TX 78941. From SH 95 on the west side of Smithville go south just past the high school. Go right on FM 535. Travel approximately 5 or more miles and then veer left onto Kovar Road – there will be a small sign. You will drive approximately three miles on Kovar Road and will pass Vyvjala Road on your left. After you cross over the small bridge with low reddish colored iron railings, travel a short distance and take the first paved road to the left. This road is Zimmerman Road. After a short distance, Zimmerman Road curves sharply to the right. Continue to the lodge on your right. When you leave the lodge and follow Zimmerman Road back to Kovar Road, you will see the street sign directly in front of you at the “T.” The first line says Kovar Road and has an arrow pointing to your right. The second line simply says Zimmerman Road. If you are coming from Rosanky, the Kovar Road turn will be approximately eight miles on your right. From Smithville, go 8 miles south on SH 95; turn right at the Kovar sign. Drive 0.5 miles; there will be a cemetery, a painted church, and the dance hall.