Municipal Development
Quality of Life

Rich History Creates a Warm Community of People

La Vernia has a rich history based on hardworking and innovated settlers. People have flocked to La Vernia as early as the 1840s. The town, originally known as Post Oak, was colonized by German and the Polish immigrants as well as Mexican settlers. Upon hearing there was already a settlement with that name; the town was changed to La Vernia.

Over the years, La Vernia has grown into an eclectic community and thriving business hub yet has never lost its warmth. It’s still the place where natives affectionately tip their hats and say, “Howdy,” with a smile to fresh to strangers. Here, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and countless oak trees strewn throughout the countryside as well as the sea of bluebonnets that never fail to surface across the country roads in spring. La Vernia maintains that small town charm complimented with the convenience of a large urban area. Whether you come for the notable public school system (PreK-12), low crime rate, affordable housing or just the country living – La Vernia is one great place to call home.


Area Events:

  • Wilson County’s Got Talent (put on by LVShoestring Stage Productions)
  • Lions Club Bluebonnet Festival and Parade
  • Chihuahua Trail Art Show and Sale
  • Christmas in La Vernia Tree Lighting and Festivities
  • Lions Club Golf Tournament
  • Night in Ole La Vernia
  • Miss La Vernia Pageant
  • Wilson County Youth Live Stock Show
  • La Vernia Youth Stock Show
  • Wild West Hammerfest Bike Ride
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Red, White & Boom 4th of July: Celebration in the Park


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Nothing brings a community closer together than worship. La Vernia has numerous churches for many denominations that are warm and welcoming to all. Many of the City’s churches are very involved in the community and provide various activities and events throughout the year for all people to enjoy.  So be sure to come experience your church of choice and participate in your local congregation.

  • Grace Bible Church
  • La Vernia United Methodist Church
  • La Vernia Church of Christ
  • St. Ann Catholic Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Hope Church
  • Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek
  • Christian Teaching Center
  • Oak Hills Community Church
  • Oakwood Country Church
  • LIFE Church


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