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BERG'S MILL, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bexar County, South Texas
Near San Juan Capistrano Mission – town not shown on maps
8 Miles S of Downtown San Antonio

Population 0

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Bergs Mill Texas ruin
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, January 2008
History on a Pinhead

The community used the ruins of a wool-washing mill to form its nucleus. It became a stop on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad and was named for L. S. Berg, described as a San Antonio “promoter.” In 1887 a post office named Hellemans opened but shut down after only three years. By 1892 the post office reopened and the names Helleman and Berg’s Mill were used interchangeably.

Proximity to San Antonio curbed growth and by 1940 there were barely 100 residents. Post war growth absorbed the population and by 1960s, the community was dropped from maps.

Berg’s Mill became part of greater San Antonio, the only “hard” evidence being the plaque on the bridge.
Bergs Mill  Texas town sign

A Walk Through Berg's Mill

Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley, January 2008
Bergs Mill  Texas ruins
Bergs Mill  Texas ruins
Bergs Mill  Texas ruins
Bergs Mill  Texas
Bergs Mill  Texas
Bergs Mill  Texas
Berg's Mill Bridge plaque, Bexar County Texas
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Berg's Mill Bridge Bexar County Texas
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