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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Llano County Historical Marker, German Settlements
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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size2.83 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Oct-07 10:20
Date modified6-Oct-07 10:20
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length40 mm
Focal length (35mm)60 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.9
Exposure1/500 at f/11
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
German Settlements

German Settlements

Castell
Llano County, Texas
30 42.304' N 98 57.515' W


Text: 3 settlements were begun in 1847 on Fisher-Miller land grant by German Emigration Company, under Commissioner General John O. Meusebach. Castell: Llano County's first permanent town, settled with Fredericksburg pioneers. Only lasting settlement made on the grant by the German Emigration Company. Leiningen: site 3 miles to east. Non-existent today. Bettina: first communal settlement in Texas. Located where Elm Creek enters Llano River. Abandoned in less than a year, when supplies ran out.