Founded in 1889 by Emil and Carl Flusche on the Missouri, Kansas,
and Texas Railroad. The German brothers wanted to call their
settlement Westphalia, but after discovering the town of that
named had already been established, they called their colony Muenster,
for the capital of their native Westphalia, Germany. Oil was
discovered in the 1930's with pump jacks dotting pastures and
fields in every direction. Until then, the economy was dairy
farming and agriculture. Today, the rural community's economy
is rich with agricultural products, as well as diversified manufaturing.
Muenster's traditional German customs and Texas hospitality blend
well and visitors are always "willkommen."
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