Details for Rocky Creek Farm (Atlas Number 5149004330)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5149004330


Marker Number 4330
Atlas Number 5149004330
Marker Title Rocky Creek Farm
Index Entry Rocky Creek Farm
City Round Top
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 723557
UTM Northing 3326894
Subject Codes farms; houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Round Top, take County Road 102 SE about 1.6 miles (on E. side of rd.)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Original one-story house was built about 1854 for settler James Wade; situated then on the former Nassau Farm, a vast tract intended for settlement by German immigrants. Count Boos-Waldeck, an agent for the Adelsverein (German Emigration Society), purchased the land but another area was colonized instead. In 1894 Rudolph Weigelt of Germany bought the farm and in 1913 erected present house, which encloses the original one. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-- 1970.