Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


Castell General Store

The former utopian community of Castell features several points of interest, including the Old Schoolhouse, now used for weddings and functions; Trinity United Methodist and St. John Lutheran churches, which were organized in 1852 and 1983, respectively; and the historic General Store and Post Office.

A mile from Castell is Bettina, which at one time was the largest German commune in Texas; today, only a historical marker remains.


Map & Directions

20 miles east of Mason, off State Hwy 29 and FM 2768