This historic city is on land given to the original Stephen F. Austin Colony. In Colorado County, the city was founded in 1873 on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and originally named Jackson Station. It became an early cotton center. The name later changed to Weimar because the land reminded many German settlers of their homeland. Today, the city is home to the largest antique mall in the area, offering 4,800 square feet of shopping seven days a week.
The Weimar Gedenke German Festival is celebrated on the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day. Gedenke is German for "remember."
St. Michael's Catholic Church, established in 1888, was destroyed by a storm six months after completion; the present building with its conservative Gothic-style interior was built in 1914. The school across the street is the only two-story wood school still in use in Texas. The town library, housed in the old train depot, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
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