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ALEMAN, TEXAS

Hamilton County, North Central Texas
Junction of Farm roads 932 and 3340
8 miles SE of Hamilton
NE of Gatesville

Population: 60 (1990)

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St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Aleman, Texas
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aleman, Texas
Photo courtesy Jim and Lou Kinsey
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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally settled in the 1880s and called Pleasant Point, the town name was clanged in 1907 to the inglorious sounding Piggtown, Texas after land promoter Mack Pigg. It relocated a mile from its original location to be on the railroad.

The name was exchanged for the more dignified (and appropriate) name of Aleman. Since the town had been settled by relocated German immigrants from Washington County, the Mexican railroad workers called the place after the Spanish word for German.

The Aleman post office closed its doors in 1943, but the town has continued to survive, despite the modest population.

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