New Braunfels

New Braunfels (HM23O0)

Location: New Braunfels, TX 78130 Comal County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.216', W 98° 7.483'

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County Seat of Comal County

Early inhabitants of this area included Karankawa, Lipan, Tonkawa and Waco Indians.
Between 1844 and 1846, the Verein Zum Schutze Deutscher Einwanderer in Texas (Society for the protection of German immigrants in Texas) sent more than 7,000 German settlers. Several hundred of them arrived in this area in 1845. Led by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, they founded a community here on Good Friday, March 21, of that year.
Rafael L. and Maria Antonia Veramendi Garza sold the colonization society more than 1,200 acres of land for the settlers, who held a drawing for lots shortly after arriving.
Briefly referred to as Comal Springs, the community was named New Braunfels for the German town of Braunfels on the Lahn River.

On May 11, 1846, the Texas Legislature incorporated the city, although the charter was not ratified until the following year. By 1850, New Braunfels was reportedly the fourth largest city in Texas. Because of its temperate climate and abundant natural resources, agriculture and industry thrived. Early craftsmen included bakers, blacksmiths, butchers, button and fringe makers, cabinetmakers, carpenters, coppersmiths, locksmiths, machinists, saddlers, tailors, shoemakers, tanners, tinsmiths, turners and wagon makers. Industries include brick kilns, cotton gins, a door and blind factory, flour and grist



mills, breweries, a sawmill, a soap and candle house and a woolen mill.

The City's settlers were undaunted by early hardships. Many old-world customs survive among descendants of the original colonists, and the city's heritage is reflected in its buildings, street names and institutions.
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HM NumberHM23O0
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 584670 N 3286263
Decimal Degrees29.70360000, -98.12471667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.216', W 98° 7.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 12.96" N, 98° 7' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)210, 512, 830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Main Plaza, New Braunfels TX 78130, US
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