Industry: Ernst Store

In 2007, the Texas Legislature declared Industry is the state’s oldest permanent German Settlement – dating to 1831. A drive around town is probably the best way to see the sites of Friedrich Ernst’s settlement. Begin at Ernst Memorial Park to get a glimpse of the 1838 post office. The town's West End is home to the 1867 Industry Methodist Church, along with several houses and offices dating to the mid-1800s. 

Ernst Store