Texas Independence Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

Cuero: Lindenau Rifle Club and Dance Hall

Photo: Dianna Bartosh

German farmers settled Lindenau in 1891, building a schoolhouse and community center two years later. In 1906, the town was moved to become the depot for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad. The first Lindenau hall moved with the town but was eventually replaced with the Lindenau Rifle Club in 1901. Halls such as this served multiple community purposes and organizations. Local German-Texans organized St. John’s Lutheran Church in 1902 – originally meeting in the school house – and its present building was constructed in 1907. 


  • 22 Streidel Lane
  • Cuero, Texas
  • 77954



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