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HEINZEVILLE, TEXAS. Heinzeville, just west of State Highway 119 and seven miles south of Yorktown in western DeWitt County, was in an area dominated by German settlement. The community center was the school, which was organized in 1888 and named for Fritz Heinze, on whose land it was built. In the 1890s Lutheran church services were held in the school building, and nearby were several businesses, including a store, blacksmith, and syrup mill. A two-room school was built there in 1932; it operated until 1950. The 1936 county highway map gives the community name as Hainzeville. The community was not named on the 1965 county highway map.


Nellie Murphree, A History of DeWitt County (Victoria, Texas, 1962).

Nellie Murphree

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Nellie Murphree, "HEINZEVILLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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