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GERONIMO, TEXAS


Guadalupe County, Central Texas South

2939'56"N 9757'56"W (29.665506, -97.965544)

Highway 123
6 Miles N of Seguin the county seat
39 Miles NE of San Antonio
13 miles E of New Braunfels
15 Miles S of San Marcos
Population: 1,312 Est. (2019)
1,032 (2010) 619 (2000)
Part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area

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TX - Geronimo Post Office 78155
Geronimo Post Office, TX 78155
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
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History in a Pecan Shell

The town has a short history for being 148 years old. The Handbook of Texas states that it was a social center for German settlers who moved to the area from Schumansville in 1860.

It took 31 years to apply for and be granted a post office, but one was authorized in 1891. The population that year was a mere 20 residents, but the town did have a general store, cotton gin and a one teacher schoolhouse.

By the end of WWII Geronimo had two gins and the population had grown to 123. By the late 1960s it had grown to 279 and today (2017) the state map lists a population record of 1038 residents.

Geronimo Texas 1917 Brick Building
Geronimo 1917 Brick Building
TE photo, March 2008


Geronimo Texas 1917 Brick Building
TE photo, March 2008
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Geronimo Texas old gas station
Geronimo old gas station
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Geronimo, Texas Nearby Towns:
Seguin the county seat
San Antonio

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