Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 76
Ledbetter, Texas
Ledbetter Texas History:
Ledbetter was named for an early pioneer family. The 1870 arrival of the railroad brought prosperity during the 1870s and 1880s. It began to decline after La Grange, the Fayette County seat, began to grow. During its early years the town incorporated, but disincorporated in 1947. The town’s major industry is gravel. It annually produces approximately 100,000 cubic yards of crushed rock, which is primarily used for road construction. Ledbetter is located between the Colorado River and Yegua Creek, at the intersection of U.S. 290 and FM 1291, 35 miles northeast of Smithville, 19.7 miles northeast of La Grange, 9 miles east of Giddings, 31 miles southwest of Somerville, 25 miles west of Brenham, 6.6 miles west of Carmine, 24 miles northwest of Fayetteville, and 8.8 miles northwest of Round Top, Texas.
Stuermer General Store& Museum, 1870s:
This country store is a working museum. It sells antique furniture and merchandise, works created by local artisans, and features an 1800s saloon converted into an ice cream parlor. It has been featured in many magazines including Texas Highways, Southern Living, Texas Country Reporter. The soda fountain serves sandwiches and Blue Bell ice cream. (979) 249-5642. U.S. 290 at FM 1291.
Fireman's Hall & Park:
The Hall is located in the old Ledbetter schoolhouse; it is available for dances and other events. (979) 249-5439.
Annual Ledbetter's Christmas Lane of Lights, Dec:
The Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this event. Activities include a hayride through approximately one mile of lighted Christmas scenes including numerous animated displays, a visit with Santa who will hand out treats, live music, campfires, and cookies, hot chocolate and wassail. This event is open every Friday and Saturday evening beginning Thanksgiving weekend through the last Friday and Saturday evenings before Christmas. The hay wagons will pick you up at Stuermer’s store at the corner of U.S. 290 and FM 1291. Email