Grange railroad bridge|
was named after Lafayette, and the town was named after his estate in France.
La Grange translates as "the Meadows." |
Town Square features a 1891 J. Riely Gordon Courthouse,
and the historic "Muster Oak".
Play "find the gargoyle" at the Courthouse.
Hill and the ruins of the Kreische Brewery|
Three miles south of town on the bluffs overlooking the Colorado River, you'll
find Monument Hill and the ruins of the Kreische Brewery.
and under-appreciated State Historical Park (979-968-5658) is the final resting-place
for Fayette County men involved in the Dawson/Mier Expedition into Mexico.
In addition there's the brewery ruins and the restored Kreische House, all
made from the abundant limestone of the bluffs.
Tours available and several
books in the gift shop deal with the ill-fated foray into Mexico. more
Highway 71 east and west of La Grange was named "One of
the five best wildflower viewing routes in Texas" by Texas Highways Magazine.
Best time is March and April.
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Grange Tourist Information|
La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce
171 South Main Street. (The 1883 Old Jail,
half a block South of the Square.)
Telephone: 979-968-5756 or 1-800-LAGRANG
Murder in La Grange|
from the Fayette County Record, August 29, 1939
"Tree Murder" Report Puts City in Wrong Light
Only Those Trees, Limbs Considered
Dangerous Are Removed, [it] is Explained
Texas: The Stolz Name Is Written In Stone by H.H.HowzeHollywood
Soot by Audrey A. Herbrich|
Photos by Boyd Photography, La Grange
"The north wind—unusually strong this March—carried the voices from those
gathered below to me, and I could hear their whispers and gasps. And it wasn’t
the ablaze Botts Title Company that trumped the conversation, or the equally ablaze
China Inn Restaurant, Bertie’s Barbershop, or the income tax lawyer’s office.
No, it was the Cozy Theater, slotted between Bertie’s on the left and the JC Penney
catalog store on the right." ... more
Signs in Fayette County 1938
Photos courtesy of La Grange Chamber of
Coca Cola advertising cars, trucks and wall signs; Pearl Beer
Home is La Grange - Ode to La Grange by Brewster Hudspeth
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