Started with the arrival of Wendish immigrant, A. E. Falke, the town was named after Falke’s home in the old country, Wartha, Saxony. Warda is located in northern Fayette County. Lumber was the town’s main source of income in the early days. The Lutheran school operated in 1969 and was supplemented by a public school from 1898 until 1948. The main source of revenue then changed to farming which the descendants of the original settlers continue doing today. The businesses remaining are the Falke General Store, the post office and the Jurk sawmill that was founded in 1906. In the early 1990s Warda became a highly active area of horizontal drilling due to its location in the Giddings field.
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