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BEXAR, TEXAS

Bexar County, South Texas
2 Miles W of Somerset
18 Miles SW of San Antonio
Population: Unknown

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Bexar TX - Bexar Cemetery
Bexar Cemetery
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, November, 2009

Bexar History on a Pinhead

History on the community of Bexar is between thin and non-existent. It began sometime after the Civil War and started declining shortly after the 20th Century began. It was granted its own post office from 1883 to 1907 although no population figures are available.

Maps showed that Bexar had a store, church and cemetery in the 1930s but little else. The community’s proximity to San Antonio dealt it a death blow after WWII when the church disbanded and the store closed. Outside of a few houses in the vicinity, Bexar is remembered today by its cemetery.

A Visit to Bexar

Photographer's Note:
"Went down Senior Road east of Somerset and found nothing. Headed west to the former community of Bexar and only found a few homes and a cluster of cemeteries, one of which was a private family cemetery." - Terry Jeanson, November, 2009
Bexar TX - Bexar Cemetery
Bexar Cemetery
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, November, 2009
Bexar TX Cemetery oldest grave marker John W. James, 1856-1896
One of the oldest grave markers in the cemetery. John W. James, 1856-1896.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, November 2009
Bexar TX Cemetery John William McCain tombstone
"I saw a military tombstone. As I approached it, I was surprised to find out whose it was." -
Terry Jeanson, November 2009
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1907 Bexar County postal map showing Bexar (SW of San Antonio)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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