La Grange: Fayette County Courthouse Square National Historic District

Exploring the courthouse square, you’ll see LaGrange’s fourth and final courthouse – a new building when Arnold Prause moved to town. Prause opened Prause Meat Market, which has been selling fine meats for over a hundred years, and at its current since 1953. Fourth-generation family owned and operated, the Prauses still take pride in butchering their meat in-house, and pit-smoke beef in the true Texas barbecue tradition. 

Dedicated in 2012 to 21 men and women who helped establish Fayette County, the peaceful Founders Park tells their stories in informational plaques around the park’s perimeter.

John Stiehl’s fachwerk cottage, built in the 1850s, still stands - four blocks from the La Grange square. It’s the legacy of an influential German-Texan… who became Fayette County’s top legal mind.

Fayette County Courthouse Square National Historic District

  • Bounded by Main, Lafayette, Franklin, Colorado, Jefferson, Washington, and Crockett Sts., La Grange, TX
  • 979-968-3017
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  • National Register of Historic Places