Blumenthal, meaning "valley of flowers," was close to Redgates Creek and about seventeen miles south of Industry in northern Colorado County. The settlement was established before 1840 by German immigrants and was a farming community with indefinite boundaries. The land where the settlement was situated was originally granted to Peter Piper. In 1840 Louis Cachand Ervendberg, the first known German Protestant missionary in Texas, established a congregation in the area, in addition to congregations in nearby Frelsburg, Biegel, Cummins Creek, Industry, and Cat Spring. Blumenthal never became a commercial center and never had a post office. Dr. Joseph A. Fischer, an associate of Pastor Ervendberg, agreed to teach school in the communities that had active congregations.

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Place type

Blumenthal is classified as a Town


Latitude: 29.78550910
Longitude: -96.55052710

Has Post Office


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