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SEMPRONIUS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Austin County, Central Texas South

South Bank of Caney Creek
8 Miles N of Bellville the county seat
S of Brenham
Population: 0

Sempronius, Texas Area Hotels › Brenham Hotels

History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in 1837, the town received a post office in 1846. The initial Anglo settlers were joined by a flood of German immigrants in the early 1880s.

In the mid 1880s, Sempronius reported a population of 150 with businesses that included a steam-powered gristmill and a gin. The town also had a school and two churches.

In the early 1880s, Sempronius suffered the fate of hundreds of Texas towns: death by railroad bypass. The railroad in this case was the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe.

Sempronius was depopulated with some residents moving to nearby Kenney and others to Brenham, Bellville
or beyond.

In 1905 the town saw its post office close and the town was totally abandoned before 1920.

Austin County Texas 1907 postal map
Austin County 1907 postal map showing Sempronius
N of Bellville
near Washington County line
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Take a road trip

Sempronius, Texas Nearby Towns:
Bellville the county seat
Hempstead
Brenham
Sealy | Cat Spring | Columbus
See Austin County | Colorado County

Central Texas South

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