Located where old buffalo trail later known as La Bahia Road crossed
the Colorado River. Developed 1831, became seat of Fayette Country
1837. County and town said named by early settlers for their home
town and county in Tennessee. "Historic Oak" on north
side of square has been muster point for men in six conflicts.
Downtown area include 1890s courthouse, old country jail, 1886
MKT Depot, historical markers, and St. James Episcopal Church,
c. 1885, at 156 N. Monroe St.
City is pivotal point on the Texas Pioneer Trail covering four-county
area. For additional information and map, contact the chamber
of commerce (see below).
Bed and breakfast accommodations are available in historic buildings.
- FAYETTE HERITAGE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES-Local art and
genealogical collections. Open Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. 855 S. Jefferson.
- KREISCHE BREWERY STATE HISTORIC SITE- Ruins of stone
brewery and home built by stonemason Heinreich L. Kreische who
came to La Grange in 1840s. His brewery was one of first commercial
breweries in Texas with output of more than 700 barrels in one
year. Guided tours tell the story of this German immigrant and
details of this brewing process. Brewery is part of adjacent
Monument Hill State Historic site (see below). May be viewed
form overlook; tours only Sat., Sun. at 2 & 3:30 p.m.
- MONUMENT HILL STATE HISTORIC SITE-Final resting place
of men who drew black beans of death after Mier Expedition against
Mexico, and 41 of Capt. Nicholas Dawson's soldiers massacred by
Mexicans at Salado Creek (one of five Texas streams named Salado)
near San Antonio in 1842. Monument is handsome 48-foot marker
of stone, bronze and polychrome. Visitor center; self-guided,
wheelchair-accessible interpretive trail, nature trail, picnic
sites, playground. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Two miles south
off U. S. 77, spur 92. Admission (includes Kreische Brewery tour
- SCENIC DRIVES-U.S. 77 southwest to F.M. 2436 to Hostyn.
Be sure to stop by the Holy Rosary Catholic Church to see the
Hostyn Grotto. First Texas highway roadside park 10 miles west
on Texas 71; also, scenic overlook of Colorado River Valley.
Other scenic drives throughout area, especially pretty during
bluebonnet and Indian blanket flowering season. Contact La Grange
Area Chamber of Commerce, on town square at 129 N. Main St., or
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