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    DENHAWKEN, TEXAS

    Wilson County, South Texas
    State Highway 119 and FM 1347
    14 miles East of Floresville
    4 miles SE of Stockdale

    Population: 46 (1990)

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    Denhawken Texas - St. John's Lutheran Church
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011

    Denhawken History in a Pecan Shell

    Denhawken was settled by German farmers that transmigrated from Fayette and Austin Counties in the late 1890s. The San Antonio and Gulf Railroad came through in 1898. The town had two stores in the 1930s with local children attending the nearby Dillworth Ranch School.

    Today the former school sits at the town’s one intersection. In 2002 the barbecue pits showed its use as a community center.

    The Denhawken cemetery is about 1/3 of a mile east. Recently erected plaques in front of the cemetery give a short history of the community and the contributions on the care and upkeep of the cemetery.
    Denhawken Texas - St. John's Lutheran Church
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
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    Denhawken TX - Denhawkin  Cemetery
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
    The Denhawken Cemetery
    "Formerly know as Mesquite Prairie Cemetery, it was founded in 1904 by the German farmers who had recently moved to the area from Fayette and Lavaca counties in searc of more land for their large families. The first burial was that of baby Hugo Steenken in 1906..." See The Denhawken Cemetery Marker
    Denhawken TX Road
    Approaching Denhawken
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
    Denhawken TX School
    Denhawken School
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
    Denhawken TX School chimney
    "The chimney of the old school is now used for a Buzards roost."
    - William Beauchamp, June 2011 photo
    Denhawken TX School entrance
    "An old sign on the school shows it was used as a Hall for a period of time."
    - William Beauchamp, June 2011 photo
    Denhawken TX School auditorium
    Denhawken School interior
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
    Denhawken TX School bench
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
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    Denhawken Texas - St. John's Lutheran Church
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, June 2011
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