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WALLIS, TEXAS

Austin County, Central Texas South

2937'50"N 963'46"W (29.630649, -96.062751)
Highway 36, FM 1093, FM 1489
27 miles SE of Bellville the county seat
12 miles SE of Sealy
16 miles SE of Rosenberg
8 miles N of East Bernard
18 miles E of Eagle Lake
Population: 1,314 Est. (2018)
1,252 (2010) 1,172 (2000) 1,001(1990)

Wallis, Texas Area Hotels › Sealy Hotels
Wallis TX Downtown RailRoad
Downtown Wallis
TE photo, 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement by Anglos began in the late 1830s. The town was first called Bovine Bend. In 1873 a post office under that name opened but with the arrival of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway the name was later changed to Wallis Station after the railroad director J. E. Wallis. In 1911 the station was dropped and the community simply became Wallis.

In 1887 the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway reached Wallis Station and the town now had two railroad connections. In 1890 a number of Czech immigrants started arriving about 1890 and by 1904 the town had a healthy population over 600. By the mid 1920s Wallis had 800 citizens although it wasn't until 1943 when the population rose to 900. The post war population declined to less than 700 but by the mid 60s it was over 1,000. In 1991 Wallis' population was estimated at 1,411. It has since declined to 1,311.
Wallis Tx - Abandoned RR Thru Truss
Abandonded RR Bridge NE of Wallis
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Wallis Tx Guardian Angel Church sanctuary
The Guardian Angel Church
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2004
Coca Cola ghost sign in Wallis Texas
Coca-Cola ghost sign
TE photo, 2006
Wallis TX ghost sign
More Coca-Cola ghost sign
TE photo, 2006
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Wallis TX old closed theatre
Former Theatre in Wallis
TE photo, 2006
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Wallis TX Texaco station
Texaco Gas Station
TE photo, 2006
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Wallis TX Fire Engine
Wallis Fire Engine
TE photo, 2006
Austin County Texas 1907 postal map
Austin County 1907 postal map showing Wallis Station
where the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway &
the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway intersects
SE of Bellville
From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Wallis, Texas Nearby Towns:
Bellville the county seat
Sealy
Rosenberg
East Bernard

Eagle Lake
Columbus
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