New Braunfels

New Braunfels (HM27RN)

Location: New Braunfels, TX 78130 Comal County
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N 29° 42.659', W 98° 8.174'

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Founded on March 21, 1845 by Carl, Prince of Solms-Braunfels, Commissioner-General of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas. Named after Prince Solms' estate, Braunfels, on the Lahn River in Germany. Its permanence was assured by John O. Meusebach, the second Commissioner-General. The first colonial officials were Jean J. Von Coll, bookkeeper; Nicholaus Zink, surveyor; Theodore Koester, physician. L.C. Evenberg served as pastor and Hermann F. Seele as teacher. Comal County was created on March 24, 1846, by an act of the first Legislature of Texas. The New Braunfelser Zeitung, oldest German newspaper in Texas, began publication on November 12, 1852, with Ferdinand Lindheimer as editor. The first Staatssaengerfest was held at New Braunfels on October 16, 1853, and the first special tax for school purposes levied and collected in Texas was voted by New Braunfels on March 17, 1856. Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal Government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas independence.
HM NumberHM27RN
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 583550 N 3287072
Decimal Degrees29.71098333, -98.13623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.659', W 98° 8.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 39.54" N, 98° 8' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)210, 512, 830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels TX 78130, US
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