Population 1,422

Altitude. 970


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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