Frydek, Texas

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Frydek
Unincorporated community
Frydek is located in Texas
Frydek
Frydek
Location within the state of Texas
Frydek is located in the US
Frydek
Frydek
Frydek (the US)
Coordinates: 29°45′12″N 96°5′18″W / 29.75333°N 96.08833°W / 29.75333; -96.08833Coordinates: 29°45′12″N 96°5′18″W / 29.75333°N 96.08833°W / 29.75333; -96.08833
Country United States
State Texas
County Austin
Elevation[1] 151 ft (46 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 77474
GNIS 1336285

Frydek (/ˈfrdək/ FRY-dək) is an unincorporated community in southeastern Austin County, Texas, United States. It is located on FM 1458 south of the town of San Felipe. The area was first settled by Anglo-Americans in the 1820s but it did not become a community until a number of Czechs made homes there in 1895.

Geography[edit]

Frydek is situated on the west bank of the Brazos River on FM 1458 about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of San Felipe and 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Sealy.[2] The elevation is 151 feet (46 m).[1]

History[edit]

The area was first settled when some members of the Old Three Hundred received land grants in the 1820s. Czechs set up the community of Frydek in 1895 on a league of land that was originally granted to Stephen F. Austin in 1831. The settlement was probably named after the city of Frýdek-Místek in what is now the Czech Republic. It soon became a market for farmers and ranchers and had a post office in 1901–1906. The local school had 36 students in 1918. Frydek had four commercial establishments in 1931 as well as a church. The population was 25 in 1933, 75 in 1939 and 150 in 1964.[2]

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References[edit]

Jackson, Charles Christopher (2010). "Handbook of Texas Online: FRYDEK, TX". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved June 25, 2016.