First settled in
1846 by John York. Road from Indianola to San Antonio,
surveyed in 1848, went by way of the York home, and the
surveyor, Charles Eckhardt, built a home at site of
Yorktown. York was killed by Native American Indians and
Eckhardt moved away, but German, Czech and Polish
immigrants using the road settled the area, and greetings
are often given in those languages today. A famous live
oak tree, hundreds of years old, is in front of the
Housed in two
historic buildings, both on National Register of Historic
Places, museum preserves history of city and area.
Mar. - Nov. Sun., Thurs. 3 - 5 p.m.; Dec. - Feb. Sun.,
Thurs. 2 - 5 p.m. W. Main & Eckhardt Sts.