Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Creameries (HM1EX6)

Location: Brenham, TX 77833 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 9.767', W 96° 22.732'

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In August 1907, the Brenham Creamery Company formed to purchase excess dairy products from farmers and produce butter for local sales. In 1911, the creamery began making ice cream, producing a maximum of two gallons each day. E.F. Kruse, who managed the creamery from 1919 to 1951, changed the company's name to Blue Bell Creameries in 1930. During the company's early years, management set the tone for careful business practices and respect for tradition. Under the Kruse family's leadership, business expanded into markets outside of Brenham. Blue Bell has become one of the nation's most successful ice cream brands with a focus on its "country" origins, quality ingredients and friendly service.
HM NumberHM1EX6
Marker Number13541
Year Placed2007
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 752432 N 3339725
Decimal Degrees30.16278333, -96.37886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 9.767', W 96° 22.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 9' 46.02" N, 96° 22' 43.92" W
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Area Code(s)979, 936, 512, 469
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1398 Farm to Market 577, Brenham TX 77833, US
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