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NEW BERLIN, TEXAS

Guadalupe County, Central Texas South

2927'45"N 986'2"W (29.462366, -98.100593)
FM 465 - 8 miles S of I-10
FM 775 - 8 miles S of I-10
27 miles E of San Antonio
9 miles N of La Vernia
13 miles SW of Seguin (via FM 2538) the county seat
Population: 543 Est. (2017)
511 (2010) 467 (2000) 188 (1990)

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Highway sign in New Berlin
I-10 is a popular destination from New Berlin
TE photo
New Berlin is part of a group of Texas towns that were named after former residences back in Germany. Oldenburg, Westphalia, and New Ulm are sisters in this sorority, although they are not clustered together, as one might think.

History in a Pecan Shell

New Berlin dates from the 1870s, but was incorporated over one hundred years later in 1980. The first store was set up by Mr. Ed Tewes, and a post office operated from 1878 to 1906.

Seventy New Berliners occupied the gently rolling landscape of New Berlin in the 1880s and as many as 56 students attended school. The pupil-teacher ratio was 56-1.

By 1949 the population was only 40. By 1980 there were 253 people, but it has declined since then.

New Berlin and neighboring La Vernia share the incredibly well kept Concrete Cemetery halfway between the towns.

rolled hay in green field
The first cutting
TE photo, April 2001
Bretxke Store in New Berlin Texas
The Bretzke Store in New Berlin
TE photo, April 2001
house in New Berlin, Texas
Uncluttered simplicity in Guadalupe County
TE photo, April 2001

Take a road trip

New Berlin, Texas Nearby Towns:
Seguin the county seat
New Braunfels
San Antonio
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