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WALLIS, TEXAS

Austin County, Central Texas S
Highway 36, FM 1093, FM 1489
10 miles SE of Sealy
18 miles E of Eagle Lake
Population: 1,311 (2000)

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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
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