Zipperlandville, also called Zipperlen or Zipperlenville, is a small community located five miles west of Rosebud on State Highway 53 in southern Falls County. The area was settled in the 1870’s by immigrants of German, Yugoslavian, and Czech descent. The town was named for the Zipperlen family, who bought a gin in 1925 and built a store in 1928. The store served as a community center for area residents. A school and several scattered houses marked the town on county highway maps in the 1940’s. The school was consolidated with the Rosebud Independent School District in 1950. Only one business appeared on county maps in the 1980’s, and no population estimates were available. In 2000 the population was twenty-two.
The postal service named towns when it located a post office in a particular area. Residents submitted the name they wanted and the government at that point either approved, rejected, misread, mangled or simply changed proposed names. Zipperlandville is just one example.
Thanks for traveling around the state with me during this month! I hope you have learned something about state. We have lots of very interesting places laced with interesting facts and tons of history! Hope you had plans to take some time to really visit each of the places that I have highlighted on this virtual trip around Texas!!