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HEIDENHEIMER, TEXAS

Bell County, North Central Texas
US 190, Hwy 36
5 miles SE of Temple
41 miles S of Waco
8 miles NW of Rogers
51 miles NE of Austin
Population: 144 Est. (2000)

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former bank in Heidenheimer, Texas
The bank that opened in 1914 is still in use – as a gun store.

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was built near the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe tracks in 1881 and the post office opened the same year. The town was named to honor S. Heidenheimer, director of the railroad.

In 1884 the population was a mere 75 people with only the basic businesses that comprised a proper town. Two years later, the population had risen to 225 and a newspaper was included in the town’s businesses.

The town reached its zenith of 250 people in 1925, but by 1948 it had lost fully half of that. The railroad is still the most active area of town – with grain elevators and a working gin.
Heidenheimer, Texas grain elevators and railroad tracks




Grain storage in Heidenheimer

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