TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 1800 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
Victoria Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in
Victoria
Book Today and Save
 
 Texas : Towns / Central Texas South :

HOPE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Lavaca County, Central Texas South
Highways 111 and 77
6 Miles from Yoakum
24 Miles SW of Hallettsville
33 Miles N of Victoria
Population: 00045 (2000)

Book Your Hotel Here & Save
Hallettsville Hotels

Hope Texas History in a Pecan Shell

The community came into being prior to the Texas Revolution and took itís name from the trading post. The population peaked just prior to the Civil War and although figures arenít available, it is said that out of one hundred Confederate Volunteers from Hope, only seven made it home at the end of the war.

Most residents were German immigrants and church services and schooling were conducted in that language. A post office was opened in 1857, closing in 1906, the first community school was built that same time. Itís not known what effect the Great Depression had on Hope, but after WWII the population had decreased to just 50.

In the mid 1980s the community still had two churches and two stores, although the population had shrunk to only ten residents. Many members of the congregations of the two churches lived in Yoakum.

The few remaining residents of Hope collected the money to buy the closed school Ė which was restored as a community center. The present population has been used since 1990.
Hope Tx United Methodist Church
Hope United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
More Texas Churches
Hope Tx United Methodist Church historical marker
United Methodist Church of Hope historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
More Texas Churches
Hope Baptist Church Hope Tx
Hope Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
More Texas Churches
Hope Baptist Church historical marker, Hope Tx
Hope Baptist Church historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2006
More Texas Churches
Hope Area Destinations:
Yoakum
Hallettsville - Hallettsville Hotels
Victoria - Victoria Hotels

More Destinations:
Central Texas South | Texas Town List | Texas Ghost Towns | Texas | Hotels
Hallettsville Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in
Hallettsville
Book Today and Save
 
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

TEXAS FEATURES
Ghosts | People | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Black History | Rooms with a Past | Music | Animals | Books
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Stores | Banks | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Drive-by Architecture | Old Neon | Murals | Signs | Ghost Signs | Then and Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright ©1998-2008. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
This page last modified: October 7, 2009