Details for Shiner-Welhausen Homestead (Atlas Number 5285004686)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5285004686


Marker Number 4686
Atlas Number 5285004686
Marker Title Shiner-Welhausen Homestead
Index Entry Shiner-Welhausen Homestead
City Shiner
County Lavaca
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 679607
UTM Northing 3255820
Subject Codes ranches/ranching; pioneers
Marker Year 1989
Marker Location from Shiner, take US 90A east about 1 mile go west on Private road and .5 mile
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Henry B. Shiner purchased this land in 1875 for his cattle raising enterprise. In 1887, when the railroad was built through the area, he donated land for a townsite, which was later named in his honor. Although the homestead was sold to Charles Welhausen in 1884, the Shiner family continued to reside here until 1890. The Welhausens lived on the homestead until 1895, when they moved into the town of Shiner. Still owned by Welhausen descendants, this property has been the site of picnics, cattle round-ups, baseball games, and other community activities.