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Bellville, Texas

Bellville is the seat of Austin County, one of the original counties in Texas. In 1848, Bellville was established as the seat of government on land given to the county by Thomas Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's original Three Hundred Colonists, and for whom the city was named. The first issue of The Bellville Times was published in 1879 and is still in business today.

The subtropical climate is excellent for hay, sorghum, corn, rice, and oats. Cattle farms are abundant. In spring, fields come alive with bluebonnets and other wild flowers. A guide to many fine turn-of-the-century homes and downtown buildings, produced by the Bellville Historical Society, can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce.

Four city parks offer excellent picnic areas and playgrounds. Shoppers find an abundance of antique and craft shops offering handmade items in historic buildings around the square. Bed and breakfast accommodations are offered in some of the historic buildings.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Bellville, TX

Oak Cliffs Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Chisholm Trail Memorial Park

This small park pays tribute to the cattle drives to the Chisholm Trail. This was the last stop in Texas before heading to no...

Tangle Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Texas Baptist Historical Center & Museum

Organized in 1839, this park is an integral part of one of Texas' most historic sites. The original site of Baylor University...

Mira Vista Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...