ROUND TOP Pop. 96 Alt. 390


One of the smallest incorporated cities in Texas, established in 1835 as Jones Post Office. In 1854 Round Top Academy was founded, advertised tuition for the five-month session was $10, with board, laundry, fuel and lights to cost an additional $12 to $15 per semester. School closed in 1861. Round Top lies along the Texas Pioneer Trail covering four-county area. For additional information and map, contact Henkel Square (below).

Bethlehem Lutheran Church-

Center of Lutheran faith in Fayette County; dedicated 1866. Stone construction and simple lines show German architectural influence. Unique pipe organ of hand-shaped cedar. one block west of Texas 237.

Henkle Square in Round Top, Texas, USAHenkel Square-

in split-rail fence on town square, several dwellings and structures, c. 1820-1870, with superb collection of Anglo- and German American furnishings, utensils, and quaint decorative art of the period. Project of the Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation. Open noon - 5 p.m. Admission.

International Festival-Institute-

Founded by acclaimed pianist James Dick. One concert weekend scheduled every month from Aug. - Apr. For six weeks in June and July, students in residence from throughout the world join distinguished performers and teachers in performances of orchestral, chamber and solo repertoire. All concerts are in air-conditioned Festival Concert Hall on the 80-acre permanent campus, Tours of restored building can be arranged, For performance schedules, call (409)249-3129. Texas 237, five blocks north of Henkel Sq.

Moore's Fort-

Built in 1828 by famed Indian fighter Col. John Henry Moore at bend in Colorado River that is present site of La Grange. Moved to Round Top for restoration. On Texas 237.

Winedole Historical Center-

Restored 19th-Century farmstead with plantation homes, log cabins, fireplace kitchen, smokehouse and barns. Center for study of ethnic cultures of Central Texas; operated by Univ. of Texas at Austin. Open Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, noon - 5 p.m. Group tours Mon. - Fri., with at least two days notice. Four miles east of Round Top via F.M. 1457 and FM. 2714 (not shown on most highway maps). Admission.



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