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KOVAR, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bastrop County, Central Texas South
2 miles W of Hwy 95
8 miles S of Smithville
Population: Unknown

Kovar, Texas Area Hotels:
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Country road to Kovar, Texas
The road to Kovar
TE Photo 2005
History in a Pecan Shell

Named sometime around 1870 for early settler Martin Kovar, the next big event to occur in Kovar was in 1894 when a Czech-Moravian church was organized by Rev. Jindrich Juren. The church's congregation was 30 members strong.


Kovar had a gin and the economy was entirely based on agriculture for many years. The post office opened in 1903, but was closed by 1914. Since the community never developed around commercial buildings or a plat, it never grew and no population figures have been recorded.

Saints Peter and Paul's Church with its adjoining cemetery occupies the SE corner of Zimmerhanzel and Stolle Road and a large SPJST Hall is a short distance to the north.

Two other cemeteries are a quarter of a mile west of the SPJST building. The economy today is based on ranching.
Saints Peter and Paul's church in Kovar, Texas
Saints Peter and Paul's Church in Kovar
TE Photo 2005
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Kovar, Texas -  Barton Creek Catholic Cemetery
TE Photo 2003

Bartons Creek Catholic Cemetery
Kovar, Texas - Saints Peter and Paul's church with well
A well at the back of the church
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, May 2016
Kovar, Texas - 1934 well , still working
A 1934 well, still working
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, May 2016
Kovar, Texas - 1934 well pump
A working pump
Photo courtesy John J. Germann, May 2016
SPJST Hall in Kovar, Texas
SPJST Hall
TE Photo 2005
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Kovar, Texas Forum

Subject: Kovar Cemeteries
"The photo you have is of the cemetery located at Kovar, TX in Bastrop County... Apparently the community was called Barton Creek initially, so that's the name of the cemetery even though the community is now called Kovar. I have a great-great aunt buried there.

There is also an SPJST cemetery nearby." - Carolyn Heinsohn, October 31, 2016
Kovar Texas -  Barton Creek Cemetery tombstone hand holding cross
TE Photo 2003
See Kovar Cemeteries

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