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Schulenburg is a city in Fayette County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,852 at the 2010 census. Known for its German culture, Schulenburg is home of the Texas Polka Music Museum.HistoryIn 1831, the Mexican government granted 4428acre of land to Kesiah Crier. Crier's family and the James Lyons family were the first white settlers in the area. The town of Schulenburg developed from two nearby communities: Lyons, founded in 1842, and High Hill, settled in 1842 and later named in 1858. In 1873, the Galveston, Harris and San Antonio Railroad bought land in the area, then built a depot on the portion formerly owned by Louis Schulenburg, naming it after him. The first train arrived on New Year's Eve of 1873, and the town was formally incorporated on May 24, 1875.Many of the early settlers to Schulenburg and the surrounding area were of German, Austrian and Czech descent, and the area still shows evidence of their culture. Local bakeries are noted for their kolaches, a Czech pastry. Other immigrants of Jewish descent also made Schulenburg their home, and many of them became merchants.The town is the home of Stanzel Flying Models, makers of wire-controlled and free-flight model airplanes for nearly 70 years.GeographySchulenburg is located in southern Fayette County at, on high ground 2mi east of the Navidad River. U.S. Route 90 passes through the center of town as Summit Street, leading east to Weimar and west to Flatonia. U.S. Route 77 crosses US 90 in the center of Schulenburg, following Kessler Avenue. US 77 leads north to La Grange, the Fayette County seat, and south to Victoria. Interstate 10 passes through the northern extent of Schulenburg, with access from Exit 674 . I-10 leads east to the center of Houston and west to the center of San Antonio.Plan how to spend your time in Schulenburg and other destinations in United States using our United States road trip planning tool.
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