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NEW WEHDEM, TEXAS

Austin County, Central Texas South

Highway 36
8 miles N of Bellville
23 miles N of Sealy
11 miles S of Brenham
Population: 100 (estimated)

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New Wehdem School, Texas
New Wehdem schoolhouse
Photo by John Troesser, 2004
History in a Pecan Shell

A nearby community once known as Wehdem was settled in the 1860s. In the 1930s the population started moving to the present site. The name New Wehdem started appearing as "New" Wehdem after WWII. The population was near 150 in the mid 60s but it has since declined to around 100.

This New New Wehdem is not to be confused with the Old New Wehdem of the 1890s (the original name of Wehdem a few miles to the northwest).
Church in New Wehdem, Texas
The church in New Wehdem
Photo by John Troesser, 2004

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