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Fayette County, Texas


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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Carmine is approximately 192 (1990), 250 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 120 (1990), 125 (2010).
The amount of land area in Carmine is 4.266 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carmine to Washington DC is 1296 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 64 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carmine is positioned 30.14 degrees north of the equator and 96.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.


between Austin and Houston
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History & History Related Items

Carmine was founded on December 24, 1883 by Benjamin J. Thigpen, a highly regarded physician. He purchased 46 acres of land for $ 230.00 and plotted the townsite as "Sylvan", but subsequently changed the name to Carmean, after one of the original highly-respected settler of the area. The spelling of the town was changed to Carmine on June 15, 1892, to eliminate confusion for the postal service between the town and Cameron. The railroad opened a small station where farmers could ship their products to market.

The Carmine State Bank opened in 1907 and the town received an economic boost that has helped the city throughout the years. With the bank opening, other industry followed, boosting Carmine's population growth to approximately 500 at the time.

The main economies of yesteryear were cotton, potatoes, chickens, eggs and cattle. Today the chief source of Carmine's economy is a large-scale commercial egg operation, ranching, tourism and antique shops.
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Texas Antique Weekend
Texas Antique Weekend takes place the first weekends of April and October in more than a half dozen Fayette County communities midway between Houston and Austin, Texas.
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Carmine Community Events

Antique Festival: First Weekend in April & October (Bake sale Saturday)

Fireman's Fest: Third Sunday in July

Christmas Fest: First Sunday in December

Christmas Homes Tour: Second Sunday in December

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