The town was established on the H&TC Railroad when the track was laid from Brenham to Austin in 1871. Early settlers were mostly Wendish immigrants who moved from the Serbin community six miles south. Notorious outlaw Bill Longley was hanged here Oct. 11, 1878; there is a historical marker at his grave in the cemetery on U.S. 290 at the west city limit.
Find local information, maps, and sign-up for tours at the chamber of commerce.
Events include the Lee County Fair in May and a Fourth of July Celebration. During both events, a restored carousel built in the 1800s is available for rides in Firemen's Park.
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