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WELLBORN, TEXAS

Brazos County, Central Texas S

Farm Road 2154 (AKA Wellborn Road)
8 miles west of Millican
4 miles east of College Station
Population: 100 (est)

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Wellborn Texas watertower and post office
The Wellborn post office and the new water tower
TE photo

History in a Pecan Shel

The name of the town has been attributed to a well, a man named E. W. Wellborn, or a landowner named W. Willburn.

A timeline of significant historic events in Wellborn:
1867: Wellborn was originally a construction camp of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. John and Thomas Royder of Rock Prairie established the first store, a lumberyard and a cotton gin.
1868: The post office was granted under the name Wellborn's Station
1871: Name was changed to Wellborn
1885: Population is fifty, and Wellborn has a school, gin, and a gristmill.
1910: The population reached 400
1950: As Bryan - College Station grew - Wellborn's population declined to only 40
1987: Population is 100 and it has remained more or less at that number
2001: Wellborn gets a new water tower.
Wellborn water tower
Wellborn watertower under construction
TE photo, September 2001

Wellborn, Texas Forum

I grew up about two miles from Wellborn in the 50's and 60's. The most important landmark back then was Neelley's store, which also housed the post office.

Mr. Neelley was a fantastic old man, who always had time for a little boy on a bike. I would ride over there for a root beer in the summer. It was absolutely the only thing within riding distance. Neelley's was a real old-time general store, selling a bit of everything. It had that cool general store smell. There was a little room behind the counter with a barred window that served as the post office.

Another old family in Wellborn was the Pfannstiel's, as I recall. - Terry Wooten, July 14, 2004
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