Round Top, Texas

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Round Top is a town in Fayette County, Texas, United States. The population was 77 at the 2000 census.

Round Top is the home of three visitor-drawing programs:

Round Top is also the home of the oldest building in Fayette County, Moore's Fort, which was moved there from nearby La Grange.



As a part of the Stephen F. Austin colony, James Winn acquired 4,428 acres (17.9 km2; 6.9 sq mi) in 1831; the present townsite was included in this tract. Named after early settlers, specifically Nathaniel Townsend (whose original house still exists as the Texana Lodge) the town was known as Townsend; later it was renamed Round Top, since the postmaster lived in a house with a round tower.[3] Portions of Nassau farm were purchased by the Adelsverein, and settlement by German immigrants began 1845 to 1847; these settlers began buying up the local farms and the town lots.

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church is the oldest active Lutheran church in Texas.


Round Top is located at 30°3′54″N 96°41′48″W / 30.065°N 96.69667°W / 30.065; -96.69667 (30.065060, -96.696614)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


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