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Gillespie
Region
Hill Country
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Albert, Texas
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Albert Texas History:
In 1877, while searching for new cattle grazing land, Fritz Wilke, George Maenius, and John Petri of Fredericksburg settled on land located approximately 20 miles southeast of Fredericksburg on Williams Creek. They named the new community Martinsburg. The Martinsburg post office operated from 1877 to 1886. At the same time this future town of Albert was being established, Reverend August Engel established a post office 20 miles west, with his sister Minnie Engle as post mistress. When requested to write the town’s name on the post office application, Minnie filed the name of her fiancé, Albert Luckenbach. In 1892, Minnie and Albert Luckenbach sold their store and moved to Martinsburg. Albert reestablished the Albert post office and the town was renamed Albert. A school was built in 1891, and postmaster Otto Schumann opened the town’s first general store. A new school building was built in the late 1800s; Lyndon B. Johnson attended this school in 1920. In 1922, Max Beckman built the Albert Dance Hall. The hall hosted German brass bands that rotated between the Luckenbach, Hye, and Weinheimer Dance Halls. Alvin and Marvelene Maenius purchased the town in the early 1950s and took over the operation of the general store. The dance hall continued providing Saturday night dances, and frequent social gatherings. The store was torn down in 1985 and the dancehall was closed. In March of 2003, Robert L. Cave of Austin purchased the town of Albert and updated the Historic Albert Icehouse, making it a popular venue for both locals and visitors. In November of 2009, the Easley family purchased the 13 acre town, and the family council elected Brandon Easley town manager. The family continues to operate the Albert Icehouse and Dance Hall. Albert is located on Williams Creek RR 1623, 20.6 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, 6 miles southeast of Stonewall, 15 miles northeast of Luckenbach, 42 miles northeast of Comfort via Fredericksburg, approximately 42 miles northeast of Boerne, 31 miles northwest of Spring Branch, 14.6 miles northwest of Blanco, and 64 miles west of Austin, Texas. Albert is open Thursday and Friday, 3pm-Midnight; Sat, 11am until close, and Sundays, noon until close.  
 
Albert Dance Hall, 1922, Albert, TX:
Concerts and dancing to live music is sometimes available on Friday or Saturday nights, or Sunday afternoons. The hall is available for tours and private event rentals. Event Schedule 
 
Old Rock Schoolhouse:
The schoolhouse President Johnson attended is still intact, and is available for private events. Parking is plentiful in Albert, and there is no rush hour traffic.
 
Old Fruit Stand Pavilion:
The stand has been remodeled into a large covered pavilion with a stage and picnic tables.

The Pig Pen Menu:
Menu items include hamburgers and cheeseburgers, BBQ, and salads. 
 
Albert Ice House:
This newly renovated building is situated under two 500 year old live oak trees, just off the highway. The back patio and beer garden accommodate over 500 people. Amenities include washer and horseshoe pits, dominos, a big screen TV, a fire pit, and picnic tables. It sells beer. Riley’s Bar-B-Q is served Friday through Sunday. The ice house is open Thursday-Sunday.
 
Luckenbach Dance Hall & Live Music, 1849:
Amenities include 29 picnic style tables with pull up benches, a bar, a large wooden dance floor, and a brick patio. Luckenbach presents over 300 shows and events each year. They host pickin’ circles, live music shows, and live music dances at least once a month. Music genres include Americana, honky-tonk, Western Swing, rockabilly, roots rock, and alt country and blues. Luckenbach has been voted the best dance hall in Texas. It is available for event rentals. From Fredericksburg, take U.S. 290 southeast. Go right on FM 1376, and then go right on Luckenbach Town Loop.