Heinzeville, just west of State Highway 119 and seven miles south of Yorktown in western DeWitt County, was in an area dominated by German settlement. The community center was the school, which was organized in 1888 and named for Fritz Heinze, on whose land it was built. In the 1890s Lutheran church services were held in the school building, and nearby were several businesses, including a store, blacksmith, and syrup mill. A two-room school was built there in 1932; it operated until 1950. The 1936 county highway map gives the community name as Hainzeville. The community was not named on the 1965 county highway map.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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