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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Muenster is approximately 1,556 (2000), 1544 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 559 (1990), 602 (2010).
The amount of land area in Muenster is 3.25 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.034 sq kilometers.
The distance from Muenster to Washington DC is 1241 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 231 miles. (as the crow flies)
Muenster is positioned 33.65 degrees north of the equator and 97.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Muenster elevation is 617-1,200 feet above sea level.
Muenster average annual precipitation is 25.04 inches peryear.
Muenster average temperature is 65.7 degrees F.


fifteen miles west of Gainesville and 70 miles north of Fort Worth, near the Oklahoma border. Here is a map page for Muenster.
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moderate. Here is a page for current weather conditions.
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History & History Related Items

Muenster began as a community of German settlers in 1889. Carl and Emil Flusche, along with Joseph Rueschenberg were the first residents. They wanted to name their new town Germany, but the name was already taken. They then decided to name it Muenster after the capital of their homeland. Though dairy farming and agriculture were the main parts of the local economy for many years, the discovery of oil here in 1930 changed things. Manufacturing became a prominent part of the economy. The German culture has remained important in this town of mainly German ancestry. Tourism in the area has increased due to this emphasis. The fame of the town's ethnic food draws in many visitors each year.
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The founding of Muenster



Where Texas Hospitality and German Customs Meet
Held at Muenster City Park
A celebration of the ancestry of Muenster, this festival takes place every year the last full weekend of April (2003 will be April 25-27)and will be the 28th annual. This three-day festival attracts as many as 40,000 to mouthwatering German sausage, scrumptious apple strudel, hearty cheese and homemade bread, cakes and pies.

Plan to participate in one or more of our exciting activities. Events include 5k and 15k Germanfest Fun Run and Metric Century Bicycle Rally and Nagelschlagen, a German competition where a nail spike is hammered into a tree stump by each contestant. Each contest takes turns to see who can hammer the spike into the stump with least amount of hits. The winner goes to a finalist competition until there is only one Grand Champ. There will be entertainment for the whole family, and Kinder Theater for the children, while Mom and dad delight in dancing, music, arts and crafts, folk dancing and two stages of nonstop entertainment. Don't miss the Jurassic Adventure and the Rock-Climbing Wall. For more information go to our website at
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Muenster City Government

City of Muenster
400 North Main
Muenster, TX 76252
Phone: 940-759-2236
Fax: 940-759-2250

Muenster has a Mayor/Alderman form of government

Muenster Historical Events

In 2004 Teresa Fowler and Betty Felderhoff celebrated their 30th year anniversaries as volunteers for the Muenster Public Library, and Evelyn Koesler celebrated her 24th anniversary.

Muenster Chamber

Muenster Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 479
Muenster, Texas 76252
Phone: (800) 942-8037, ext. 43
Phone: (940) 759-2227

Muenster Organizations

Muenster Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 479
Muenster, Texas 76252
Phone: (800) 942-8037, ext. 43
Phone: (940) 759-2227

Muenster Libraries

Betie M. Luke Muenster Public Library
418 N. Elm Street,
P.O. Box 707
Muenster, TX 76252
Phone: 940-759-4291
Hours: Tue. & Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Wed. 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. & Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30
librarian: Jody Thomas (as of 9-2004)
The mission of the Bettie M. Luke Muenster Public Library is to improve and to enhance the informational, educational, and children in Muenster and the surrounding area.

Library History:
Muenster's library was created in 1959 as a community project by the Catholic Daughters of America in the home of Julia Weinzapfel. In 1970, it moved to 113 N. Main. In 1975, the library became an accredited member of the Texas State Library System.

The community began fund-raising for a new building in 1996. Construction began in June, 2000. Funded entirely by private donations, the new building opened its doors for business on April 17,2001. The Library has over 19,606 items for use.

Services Include:
DSL internet services
Inter-library loan
Meeting room
Rotating large print and audio book collection
Computer classes
Summer reading programs
Story times and special programming

Muenster Schools

Muenster ISD
PO Box 608
Muenster, TX 76252-0608
Administration 940-759-2281
Elementary: 940-759-2282
High School: 940-759-4614
Fax: 940-759-2284

Sacred Heart School

Catholic School
PO Box 558
Muenster TX 76252
Phone: (940)759-2511, ext. 30 or (940)759-4121
Sacred Heart School is a Preschool through Grade 12, co-educational day school Muenster


The population of Muenster was:
1980 - 1,401
1990 - 1,450
2000 - 1,556

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