Sophia's Fort

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Sophia's Fort (1845-1847) - A settlers fort established in 1845 by German settlers led by German Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels in present day New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas. Named for the Prince's fiancee, Princess Sophia Salm-Salm. Abandoned in 1847.

Sophia's Fort Site Marker
Sophia's Fort Site
Sophienburg Museum Site of Sophia's Fort


On 28 April 1845, Sophienburg or Sophia's Fort, was begun. This fort was never completed and only a blockhouse was constructed. The blockhouse became Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels residence until he left for Germany on 15 May 1845, never to return. The blockhouse was destroyed by a storm in 1886.

Current Status

The Sophienburg Museum is now located on the site of the fort in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas

Location: Sophienburg Museum, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas.

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Lat: 29.69866 Long: -98.12428

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Visited: 25 Nov 2011

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