Senator: Shawn Dorn
Chief Justice: Open
The Austin county seat is Bellville. Austin County is named for Stephen F. Austin, who facilitated the Anglo American colonization of Texas and is known as the “Father of Texas.”
Bellville has a wide variety of historical markers and structures for all to experience. Bellville Bandstand, Bellville Village Hall, and All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church, are worth looking into if you’re into that sort of thing. Let’s be real here your much coveted dogs playing poker tapestry is not art. So go and enjoy art as it should be experienced at Chappell Hill Historical Museum. Going to the museum is a great way to kill an afternoon, so maybe plan a trip to Keith-Traylor Museum, or possibly Waller County Historical Museum.
Take it to the next level. Bellville has a robust selection of local city parks and recreational offerings for families with kids. Get the kids in the car and head to Bellville City Park or maybe stop by Kleberg – Rylie Branch Library and borrow a copy of A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom, or something else good to read and enjoy a great book under the trees at Jackson Park. While you’re in Bellville those in the know suggest experiencing scenic paths at City Park.Fort Bend County Fairgrounds is easily within reach and always has events scheduled that appeal to everyone. If the fair is not in town don’t worry there’s always pleasant things to do. From midway attractions to swap meets and monster trucks the local fairgrounds near Bellville are a great place to find kid friendly entertainment options. Now stop looking at this page and find out about the scheduled events in the Bellville Fair and Events Directory.
Built in the early 1900’s, the old Machemeihl house and the Old Carriage house takes one back to “Somewhere in Time”.