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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

Ridglea Country Club -South

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Fairfield Lake Trails

A six-mile trail has connected an older 9-mile trail to provide a continuous 15 miles of trailways that provide multi-use (hi...

Shores Country Club, The

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

Lake Granbury Fishing Report

Thanks to the Texas Wildlife and Parks Department for the great information. Follow the link below for more detailed infor...

Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour

Every Friday and Saturday, you can spend an enjoyable,spooky evening with the ghost stories and legends of our Granbury Histo...