Sebesta

In the mid-1880s Czech families settled in the southeastern part of Burleson County in a small pocket of Blackland Prairie soil located in a larger area generally known as Mound Prairie; there they formed an all-Czech community. They organized a cooperative store and built a structure for it in the latter 1880s. A candy store, a saloon, a school, and a Czechoslovak Benevolent Society lodge hall were built near the cooperative store. A Czech Moravian Brethren church also was built in 1913.

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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Currently Exists

No

Place type

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Associated Names

  • ['s Corner]
  • (Snook)

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.47736500
    Longitude
    -96.48046400

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