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2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 212
Plantersville, Texas
Plantersville Texas History: 
In the 1830s, Alabama and Arkansas residents immigrated to the area. It is thought a small community existed by 1840. In 1843, Alabaman Isaac Baker established the 2,850 acre Cedars Plantation three miles northeast of the community. By the 1850s, the community has a Masonic lodge, a school, and a Methodist congregation. In 1861 a Baptist congregation was established with George W. Baines, great grandfather of President LBJ, as pastor. Both congregations met in the Masonic lodge. The Plantersville post office was established in 1856. In 1879, the Montgomery Central Railway built a line through connecting Montgomery and Plantersville with Navasota. During the 1870s and 1880s, Polish, Russian and German Catholics began settling in the area. In 1890, Plantersville had approximately 400 residents. Around 1894, Father Joseph I. Klein established St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the town’s first Catholic church. By 1915, the town had several general stores, gristmills, cotton gins, a wagon manufacturing plant and 150 residents. Plantersville is located at the intersection of SH 105 and FM 1774, 15 miles southeast of Anderson, 15.4 miles southeast of Navasota, 39 miles southeast of College Station, 45 miles south of Bedias, 41 miles southwest of Huntsville and Huntsville State Park, 11.7 miles southwest of Montgomery and Lake Conroe, 27 miles west of Conroe, 24.5 miles northwest of Tomball, 12 miles northwest of Magnolia, 40 miles northeast of Brenham, and 31 miles northeast of Hempstead, Texas.  
History of the Painted Churches of Texas:
The more than 20 painted churches in Texas were established by German or Czech emigrants. The churches are so named because almost every interior surface area is painted in vivid colors. Some church interiors are painted in more detail than others. Wall inscriptions are in German or Czech. Many of the churches are small with high steeples. Many of the wooden churches are painted white. The 1886 Wesley Brethren Church in Wesley is the oldest and most primitive of the Painted Churches in Texas. It was a former school house. The 1913 Church of the Guardian Angel in Wallis, Texas was the last painted church built in Texas. In 1984, fifteen of these churches were added to the National Register of Historic Places. Five of the painted churches are located in Fayette County and five are located in Lavaca County. The most famous of the painted churches are the High Hill, Ammannsville, Dubina and Praha churches in Fayette County. All four of these churches are beautifully painted, and all are located within a short distance of each other. The Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce offers tours of these four churches. Call (866) 504-5294 for a tour. The majority of the painted churches offer regular mass or church services. 
St. Mary's Catholic Church, The Nativity of the Blessed Mary:
The first church was constructed by Polish and German-Russian immigrants in 1873; the Rev. Joseph Klein was the resident pastor. Cordelia Baker donated 10 acres of land to the Galveston diocese for the present day church. In 1907 St. Mary’s split into separate Polish and German congregations; the Poles founded St. Joseph’s Church in nearby Stoneham. In 1917 St. Mary’s was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The church was replaced within the year by the current painted church. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (936) 894-2223. The church is located at 8227 CR 205, Plantersville, TX 77363.  Church Website  Email  Stoneham Map  
Annual St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic Churches Homecoming Bazaar, May:
This event is held the last Sunday in May. Activities include a BBQ dinner, a raffle, an auction, live music, vendor booths, and entertainment. (936) 894-2223. This event is held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas at 8227 CR 205. Stoneham is located on CR 306, just south of SH 105, and 3.9 miles west of Plantersville. Email  Stoneham Map
Annual St. Mary's Catholic Church Bazaar, 1st Sunday in Sept:
The self-serve BBQ dinner with all the trimmings is held from 11am-2pm. Activities include bingo, crafts and games, a plant booth, kid’s games, an auction, live music, and fruit, toy, cake, grocery, and sausage booths. Items for sale include handmade quilts, furniture, jellies. There is live music and entertainment. This event is held in an air-conditioned tent on the church grounds. Admission is free. (936) 894-2223. (936) 894-2223. The church is located at 8227 CR 205. Stoneham is located on CR 306, just south of SH 105, and 3.9 miles west of Plantersville. Email  Stoneham Map
Annual Texas Renaissance Festival, Early October-Late Nov:
This festival celebrates the 16th Century with festival volunteers and many visitors dressed in period costume. This is one of the largest Renaissance theme parks in the nation. Festivities include live Shakespeare performances, live music, food and other vendors, over 150 artists selling their works, human powered rides, amusements, rides, games of skill, fireworks, themed gardens, demonstrations of old time skills such as glass blowing, and more. Camping is available on the far west side of the patron parking lot; there are no hookups. Open every Saturday and Sunday for 8 weekends from October through November, 9am to dusk. They are also open for student groups during two October school days. (936) 894-2516. (800) 458-3435. (281) 356-2178. 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77373. From Houston take IH-45 north towards Conroe. Go west on SH 35 and drive approximately 22 miles east to Plantersville. In Plantersville go left on FM 1774 and drive 6 miles to the festival entrance in Todd Mission, Texas. The Renaissance Festival has its own grounds.  Email    @texrenfest  
Bernhardt Winery & B & B:
The B & B is located in a loft above the old winery. Tastings are offered Tue-Fri, 12pm-5pm; Sat, 12pm-6pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm, and by appointment. A $5 fee applies to tastings. Tastings may be pared with lunch or dessert. They host live music, such as a summer concert series. (936) 894-9829. (936) 520-8684. 9043 CR 204, Plantersville. Email 
Cross Creek Cattle Company:
Kenton and Cathey Holliday raise chemical, antibiotic, and pesticide free Beefmaster cattle. They sell whole, halves, and split sides of beef. (936) 870-5798. The ranch is located just north of Plantersville at 6512 CR 207B, Plantersville, TX 77363. Email 
Jollisant Farms:
They offer fresh seasonal vegetables. (936) 894-2424. 10985 CR 204, Plantersville. This farm is located near the Renaissance Festival Park, halfway between Plantersville and Magnolia, in Todd Mission, Texas. In 2014, they were offing $1. a pound tomatoes, and half off a ten pound bag of green beans if you helped them pick the beans before the freeze.
Fetzer City Restaurant (formerly Ray’s Bar) Live Music:
They offer lunch and dinner specials including roast beef. They serve breakfast, hamburgers and sandwiches. They also host live music and dancing, and special events including weekly weekend auctions. The restaurant is open Mon-Thu, 6am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 6am-10pm; Sun, 8am-9pm. (281) 252-4582. 45550 FM 1774, Plantersville. The restaurant is located on FM 1774, approximately 3.5 miles north of FM 1488 near Magnolia, Texas.Magnolia is located 12 miles southeast of Plantersville. Email