Bedias Real Estate
Talk about your history lesson. Bedias, Texas is known by outer-space aficionados as a site to discover Tektites, glassy, earth-based "rocks" formed 34 billion years ago. Scientist's theories are along the lines of something like a meteor collided with what is now the Chesapeake Bay area. The impact was so substantial that it caused a "splash," sending organic material back into the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere. The dirt and rock fell back to the Earth, landing all across the United States. The black variety of tektites is now known as Bediasites because of the concentration of stones found in the area.
Fast forward a few billion years to the 1830s when Texas was fighting Mexico for independence. A great lady named Sarah Dodson, originally from Kentucky, created the first "Lone Star Flag" for her husband's company of volunteer soldiers. Sarah amended the Mexican flag by replacing the green of the Mexican flag with a blue cotton square and a white five-pointed star. In some history books, the Dodson Flag was one of two that flew over the building where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836.
When the war was over, Sarah and her family moved to Bedias where they raised five children, and Sarah eventually passed away. The Dodson family donated the land where the Bethel cemetery, the site of Sarah's grave, still stands. Sarah is known as the "Betsey Ross of Texas" thanks to her contribution to Texas flag history.
Living in Bedias
These days Bedias is a community full of friendly residents with great Texas hospitality. On any day of the week, you can find neighbors helping and celebrating each other. Fundraisers for families in need, hand-made items as thank you gifts for the firefighters and community calendars for folks wanting to join in the fun can all be found around town.
Bedias is a relatively easy commute to both Huntsville and College Station, Texas. The town is 30 minutes from Huntsville, and 45 minutes from College Station.
The town motto is "My Hometown & Your Hometown Too," taken in part from a book title. Wallace Davis wrote in his book "My Home Town The Bedias Story" about the struggles the town has faced over the years and how it keeps reviving itself.
Fires have taken their toll on the community over the decades, wiping out commercial and residential buildings alike. The town has seen a cotton warehouse, produce company, hardware store, a church and 12 homes go up in flames, but the community keeps rebuilding.
Real Estate in Bedias
This rebuilding is thanks, in part to the Bedias Civic Club. The club began as a post-World War II effort to clean up the town and revive the community. The Civic Club members, both men, and women, helped to clean the streets, install street lamps and build a park.
The Civic Club is still active today, holding monthly meetings and acts as home base for community services throughout the year. You are welcome to stop by and visit at any time.
2 Results Found
- Listing courtesy of Quentin Burns - Keller Williams Realty B/V
Status ActiveListing Price $220,000
4082 County Road 157, Bedias, Texas TX 77831-1722
2 Total Baths1,216 SqFt3 Acresr0
- Listing courtesy of Eric Linder - Integrity Real Estate Agency
Status ActiveListing Price $79,900
10628 Fm 1696 Road, Bedias, Texas TX 77831-5054
1 Total Baths1,180 SqFt0.840 Acresr0