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MINERVA, TEXAS

Milam County, Central Texas S
US 77
Halfway between Rockdale and Cameron
41 miles SE of Temple
52 miles West of Bryan | College Station
68 miles NE of Austin

Population: ?

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Minerva, Texas schoolhouse





Minerva Schoolhouse

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Taylor, December 2004

History in a Pecan Shell

Minerva was once called Midway for its equidistant location between Rockdale and Cameron. The town was surveyed in 1891 and named in honor of Minerva Sanders nee Duke. She donated the 30 acres for the town when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad came through that year.

The oldest structure in Minerva was built by Thom Jones, the SAAP RR Stationmaster. The first postmaster was David Robinson who served from 1915 to 1949.

1949 saw the consolidation of the Minerva school with the Rockdale and Cameron School District.

Minerva schoolhouse sign
"The old school is now being used as a community center."
- Stephen Taylor

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Taylor, December 2004
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