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In early 1822 Stephen F Austin brought the first group of new immigrants from the United States to the Spanish Territory known as Texas. They settled mostly in the area between the Brazos and the Colorado Rivers (About halfway between Houston and Austin.) That small beginning was to become the heart of the new Republic of Texas. They were followed in later years by groups of immigrants from Germany, Poland, France and the Slovak countries who settled in close knit communities and kept their separate cultures and languages alive for many decades, some parts even to this day.

Almost all of these small towns still maintain some of the old countries in the local languages or accents, local cafes, taverns, antique stores, craft shops, local products and even in their local weekly newspapers. Spend a day or a weekend or even a few weekends and explore these treasuries of the varied life in Texas.

Click on a town in the table below
or just scroll down through
them at your leisure.

Bastrop Bellville Brenham
Brookshire Burton Carmine
Cat Spring Chappell Hill Columbus
Eagle Lake Fayetteville Flatonia
Freisburg Fulshear Giddings
Halletsville Hempstead Independence
Industry Katy La Grange
Ledbetter Monaville New Ulm
Pine Island Prairie View Round Top
San Felipe Sealy Shelby
Simonton Smithville Schulenburg
Waller Wallis Warda - Serbin
Warrenton Washington Weimer
Wesley Winedale -

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