ROUND TOP, TEXAS. Round Top, one of the smallest
incorporated communities in Texas, is on the old La Bahía Road between La
Grange and Brenham in Fayette County. The earliest settlers were Englishmen
who came to the area from other parts of the United States. The family of
Stephen Townsend arrived from Florida in 1826, and the name Townsend was the
first to be associated with the site of Round Top. The family established a
Presbyterian church, Florida Chapel, and founded a Masonic lodge. The
Townsend family had the distinction of sending more men to the battle of San
Jacinto than any other family. Joel Robinson, another Round Top resident,
was the captor of Antonio López de Santa Anna. His father, John Robinson,
was a member of the First Congress of Texas. John Rice Jones, Jr., settled
in the Round Top area in 1831 and in 1835 was made the first postmaster
general of Texas by the provisional government.
The Bootstrap at
Welcome to the Bootstrap at Round
Top! Our Round Top TX country guesthouse is a peaceful, tranquil
haven, nestled amongst wild oaks and gorgeous Texas farmland.
Located on a quiet,
secluded country road, 4 miles from the Round Top, Texas town
square, this 1820’s fully restored farmstead sits on 18 peaceful,
rolling acres of meadow with stunning views of the Texas countryside
only minutes from Warrenton, and Fayette Lake.
Original pine plank flooring, beaded woodwork and restoration glass
windows compliment this late 18th century Saltbox house, tastefully
decorated with a Texas flare.