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VIENNA, TEXAS

Lavaca County, Central Texas South

FM 530
About 10 Miles E of Hallettsville
Population: 40 (2000)

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Vienna Tx, Lavaca County, Old Post Office

Vienna, Texas Old Post Office
"Once located near the Navidad River, this post office has been gone for a long time. I have been told that one of the many floods on the Navidad took it out."
Courtesy Murray Montgomery Photo Collection
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History on a Pinhead

This speck on the map of Texas comes with an actual year of its founding. The year was 1840 and the town's name was suggested by storekeeper John Mixon. The Vienna post office operated within Mixon's store.

One of Vienna's founders was John W. Whitfield, who later became a General in the Confederacy and founded Whitfield's Legion during the Civil War. After the war, German and Bohemian immigrants settled here and the community acquired a school in 1880.

Taking advantage of the river, a gin and sawmill were built by Louis Teltschick. Most every structure in Vienna was washed away in a 1940 flood of the Navidad. Nevertheless, the community survived and reported a population of 40 for the 2000 census.
Vienna TX - highway sign

Vienna highway sign
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, October 2016

Vienna TX - Lavaca Co Vienna Baptist Church

Vienna Baptist Church
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, October 2016
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Vienna TX - Lazy J

Lazy J
"Local watering hole (beer joint) in Vienna. It has been there for years. It was there in the late 1970s when my folks bought some land near Vienna and it's still going strong."
Photo courtesy Murray Montgomery, March 2018

Vienna TX - Lavaca Co Navidad River Bridge

View of the bridge over the Navidad River by the Vienna Baptist Church
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, October 2016
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Vienna TX  1909 Postmark info
Vienna TX  1909 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Vienna, TX 1909 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
 TX Lavaca County 1940s map

Lavaca County 1940s map showing Vienna E of Hallettsville
(from Texas state map #4335)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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