on a Pinhead
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.
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
little girls sitting on bales of cotton at the gin
circa 1930s courtesy Lois Zook Wauson
in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas,
asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic
photos, please contact