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DITTO, TEXAS

Atascosa County, South Texas
On the Atascosa River
32 miles S of San Antonio via Hwy16
5 miles NW of Poteet
Population: 0

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"The main intersection in town (if there was a town) at Rogers and Ditto Roads." - Terry Jeanson, May 2007 photo
History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement of the area dates back to the late 1700s.

The town had originally been known as Agua Negra after the dark water of a local spring.

The first post office was called Mottomosa, but was discontinued by 1875.

In 1881 a new application was submitted to the postal authorities. Ditto was written into the space for the name - assuming that the authorities would understand that the town was requesting the same name as before - Mottomosa. The approval came for the name Ditto, Texas.

In 1884 Ditto fifty people called Ditto home, although their school was still Agua Negra. This seems to have been Ditto's high water mark.

In 1885 a petition was signed to make Ditto the Atascosa county seat. It would've won, had the women signers not been disqualified.

In the 1890s the population shrunk to 20 and the last time a census was taken - it was still 20.

In 1934 the Agua Negra School was consolidated with Poteet. After the war a few scattered dwellings occupied the area and remained into the 60s. Ditto no longer appears on maps and the few people who reside in the area would be surprised to hear that it was once a town.

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