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County
Fayette
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 65
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Warrenton, Texas
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Warrenton Texas History:
Warrenton was founded by William Neese when he established a store on the site. He named the town for early settler Warren Ligon. This area was heavily settled by German immigrants who formed numerous small farming communities in Fayette County. The post office was established in 1873 when the town had churches, schools, a gin, and 100 residents. After 1900, many farmers let the fields revert to pasture, and started raising cattle and poultry. By 1985, the population was down to fifty. Today the town’s numerous antique stores and St. Martin's Church continue to attract visitors. Warrenton is located on SH 237 South between FM 954 and FM 1291, 12 miles northeast of La Grange, 12.8 miles northwest of Fayetteville, 21.5 miles southeast of Giddings, 27 miles southwest of Brenham, 14.4 miles southwest of Burton, 8 miles southwest of Winedale, and 4 miles southwest of Round Top, Texas. 
 
Historic St. Martin Catholic Church, 1888 & Johann Ignaz Berger Paintings:
St. Martins Catholic Church was established near Warrenton in 1888 as a mission church of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville. In 1889 a church was built on one acre of land. By 1915, most of the congregation had died or moved away. St. John’s needed a new school building in Fayetteville and the Catholic Bishop gave them permission to demolish St. Martins Church and use the lumber to build the new school. St. John’s used the left over lumber to build a smaller St. Martins Catholic Church on its original lot. At 14 feet 3 inches by 18 feet 1 inch, the church has been billed as the smallest active Catholic Church in the world. It is furnished with 12 wooden pews and seats approximately 20 people. A reproduction of a painting depicting St. Martin of Tours hangs behind the altar. This painting replaced the original painting which hung there until 2002. In that year, the painting was discovered to be an original work of Johann Ignaz Berger, a prolific Czech ecclesiastical painter of the 19th century. The piece is one of seven paintings brought to this country by Czech immigrants in the late 1800s to hang in their new St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fayetteville. The paintings were stored and forgotten when the old church was torn down and rebuilt in the 1960s. It is unknown how one of these paintings ended up in Saint Martins. All seven have been recovered, restored and re-framed and now hang in the 1960s St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The original frames are displayed in the back room of the Fayetteville Area Museum (217 N. Washington Street). St. Martin’s holds an annual service on All Soul's Day on November 11th. The small cemetery adjacent to the church contains the graves of the original church founding families. St. Martin’s is located northeast of Warrenton on the west side of SH 237, past FM 954. St. John the Baptist is located at 209 E. Bell Street, Fayetteville; it is open during the day. (979) 378-2277. 
 
Historic Konrad Joh Log Cabin, 1848:
“According to tradition, this cabin was erected about 1848 near the main Galveston to Bastrop Rd. The hand-hewn live oak logs were chinked with a mixture of mud, straw, and sand. Konrad (1830-1912) and Elisa (Zwernemann) Joh (1839-1901), who migrated to Texas from Germany, occupied the structure for many years. In 1875 they used oxen to move the cabin about 300 feet uphill from its original location. Later members of the Paetzold family lived here.” The cabin is located on FM 1457.From Round Top go 1 mile south on SH 237, then go 1 mile west on Hartfield Road; the house is on the left side of the street. 
 
Third Base Bar & Grill Live Music:
This funky old place features wooden floors, including the wooden dance floor, good beer, and live music. (979) 249-3805. 4400 SH 237.
 
Harmonie Dance Hall, Shelby, TX:
The hall hosts live music and other events including antique shows. Click on the above link for the event schedule. (979) 836-7474. (979) 836-8735. The hall is located northeast of Fayetteville and southwest of Brenham at 509 West FM 389 in Shelby, Texas. Take FM 389 Southwest to Shelby, Continue on FM 389 for 0.5 miles past the intersection of FM 389 & FM 1457; Harmonie Hall will be located on your right. Map  Shelby Texas Area Map    
 
Warrenton Grocery, 1860s:
The store has old wooden floors, and the old-fashioned decorative mailboxes from when the store housed the Warrenton post office. The store sells groceries, sandwiches, gas, drinks, M.G. Feeds and more. The store is owned and managed by the original owner’s descendants. They rent spaces for the Antique Weekend antique shows. Open Mon-sat, 8am-5:30pm. (979) 249-3144. 4309 South State Hwy 237. Warrenton
 
Annual The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, March/April, Sept/Oct:
Carmine has several antique stores, and sponsors antique shows. The Original Round Top Antiques Fair holds three annual shows which include the Spring and Fall Antique Fairs held during Antique Weekend, and the Winter Antique Show. These shows are held at venues in Carmine, Warrenton, and Round Top, Texas. Carmine vendors are located at the Carmine Dance Hall. A free shuttle runs between the Dance Hall and the Red Barn in Round Top. During Antique Week, shops in Carmine open early, and remain open late. Some vendors prefer cash to credit cards. ((512) 237-4747. (512) 913-3562.
 
Annual Antique Weekend, March/April and Sept/Oct:
Antique Weekendis a HUGE antique, craft, art and collectible gathering that attracts thousands of dealers from across the country where they are joined by tens of thousands of buyers. Shows are held in March/April and the end of September to early Oct. The fall and spring shows are preceded by a preview weekend (most dealers are open this set-up weekend). Each show consists of 30 or more smaller shows that are held in several rural Round Rock area communities including, Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine, Burton, Oldenburg, Fayetteville and Shelby, Texas. Email  Facebook
 
Annual Shakespeare at Winedale, April, and the Months of July & August, Winedale, TX:
Annually during July and August, and the last Friday and Saturday in April, University of Texas students perform Shakespearean Plays. The performance venue is a restored log barn on the grounds of the Winedale Historical Institute. An admission fee applies. (512) 471-4726; this phone is answered when the staff is at the UT campus office; they are not in the office during evenings and weekends, or when the staff is at Winedale. Shows are held on FM 2714 in Winedale. (512) 471-4726. Click for Schedules and ticket sales.
 
The Oaks American Country Restaurant:
The restaurant serveschicken fried steak, steaks, salads, soups, sandwiches, pork chops and seafood. The deserts are delicious. Open Thu, 4pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-9:30pm; Sun, 11am-8pm. (979) 249-5909. 5507 S. SH 237, Warrenton. Reviews