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2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 41
Winedale, Texas
Winedale Texas History:
In 1870 the German settlement of Truebsal was established in Washington County near Charles Windewehen’s store. The community grew to include a church and a cotton gin. By 1879, the local farmers were growing grapes. The Winedale post office operated from 1879 to 1881. At some point in time, the community moved two miles down the road to Samuel K. Lewis’s Stopping Place Inn on the Sawyer and Risher stage line between Brenham and Austin. Lewis had purchased the original 145 acre William Townsend homestead from Capt. John York in 1848. He later added an additional 640 farm acres of farmland. By the 1900s, the town no longer existed. Today the University of Texas’ Winedale Historical Center occupies the Lewis home and farm. Winedale is located FM 2714, 39 miles northeast of Smithville, 20 miles northeast of La Grange, 22 miles southeast of Giddings, 7 miles southeast of Carmine, 12.8 miles southeast of Ledbetter, 27.7 miles southwest of Somerville, 21.4 miles southwest of Brenham, 7 miles northwest of Shelby, 21.6 miles slightly northeast of Fayetteville, and 20 miles northeast of La Grange, Texas.
Winedale Historical Complex Center, University of Texas, Winedale:
The University of Texas Dolph Bristol Center for American History consists of three museums, the Sam Rayburn Library & Museum in Bonham, the John Nance Garner Museum in Uvalde, and the Winedale Historical Complex Center in Winedale, Texas. The Winedale Center focuses on the preservation and interpretation of 19th century German culture in Texas. Historic buildings include the McGregor House, the Wagner House, Hazel’s Lone Oak Cottage, the Joseph Biegel House, the Theater Barn, and the Four Square Barn used for Shakespeare at Winedale performances. A conference center serves as a classroom and hosts arts and crafts fairs, and early Texas folk music. Ima Hogg was heavily involved in developing this historic village by her purchases of historic 19th century buildings; Mrs. Hazel Ledbetter of Houston sold the Wagner property to Miss Hogg in 1963, and donated Hazel’s Lone Oak Cottage to her in 1965. Ima Hogg donated the buildings to the University of Texas in 1965. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm; or by appointment. (979) 278-3530. The complex is located just northeast of Winedale, Texas at 3738 FM 2714. The center is located just northeast of Winedale on FM 2714.
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    
Rosemary's Vineyard & Winery, La Grange:
Wines are made from Lenoir Grapes (Black Spanish), Blanc du Bois wine grapes, Merlot grapes, and Muscadine grape. Muscadine Wines are great with cheeses and fruits. The tasting room is open daily. (979) 249-2109. The winery is located at 5501 E. U.S. 71, five miles east of La Grange between La Grange and Columbus. Email
Rohan Meadery:
They raise bees and makemead wines from honey. The tasting room opens Memorial Day and remains open for the season, Wed-Sun, noon-6pm, and by appointment. Wines may also be purchased online. (979) 249-5652. They are located at 6002 FM 2981, between La Grange and Round Top. Email 
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
Brazos Bell Restaurant:
The restaurant serves wonderful French country cooking made with local ingredients; many of the herbs are grown by the chef. They serve and sell their homemade breads. The menu changes seasonally. Open Friday and Saturday evenings, 5:30-8:30pm; Sunday Brunch, 11:30am-1:30pm. Reservations are available for parties of 8 or more. They don’t accept credit cards. (979) 289-2677. The restaurant is located at 600 Main Street in Burton, Texas. Burton is located 10.4 miles northeast of Round Top, 9 miles northeast of Winedale, and 12.6 miles west of Brenham, Texas. Burton Map; Click to Enlarge  Burton Texas Area Map  Reviews