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DEWEES, TEXAS

Wilson County, South Texas

FM 541 and FM 1344
8 miles S of Floresville
Population : 0

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Dewees Texas Gas Station
TE photo, August 2005
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History on a Pinhead

Settler Thomas DeWees is the town's namesake.

The town dates from 1870 and had a post office from 1906 to 1911. The town spend a quiet history with no disasters to report. Dewees had a school and a simple store in the 1930s and a few businesses managed to stay open through the 70s. The Dewees cemetery still remains and is marked on detailed county maps.

DeWees TX - Schneiders Store, 1930s
Schneider's Store
1930s photo courtesy Lois Zook Wauson
At Schneiderís Store you can go home again

by Lois Zook Wauson

Something keeps drawing me back to Schneiderís Store, the little filling station on FM 541 at Dewees in the southwest part of Wilson County. It has been there for over 80 years.... more
DeWees TX - Girls on bales of cotton
Ttwo little girls sitting on bales of cotton at the gin
Photo circa 1930s courtesy Lois Zook Wauson
Dewees TX Wilson County 1908 postmark
Dewees TX Wilson County 1908 postmark
Postcard cancelled with Dewees TX 1908 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Wilson County TX 1907 Postal Map
Wilson County 1907 Postal Map showing Dewees (SW Wilson County)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Dewees, Texas
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