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    HOBSON, TEXAS

    Karnes County, South Texas
    U.S. Highway 181 and FM 81
    About 3 Miles S of Falls City
    On the San Antonio River
    NW of Kenedy
    SE of San Antonio
    Population: Est 135 (2010)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    During the railroad expansion in the 1890s, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass railroad built through Karnes County. It was then a town called Castine appeared alongside the tracks.

    The community received a post office in 1898 and when Capt. Richmond Pearson Hobson made a speech at the depo, the town renamed itself after this hero of the short-lived Spanish American War in 1899.

    Storekeeper R. J. Polasek hosted the post office in his store expanded his operations to include a gin, gristmill and lumberyard.

    A brickyard soon joined other business in this German-Czech-Polish town and by 1915 it had a population of 150 people. It even had a doctor and (briefly) a hospital. Growth was slow and it wasn’t until 1950 that it reached its peak number of 175 residents.

    By 1990 it was down to just 135 residents, but it still maintained a post office and other businesses. It remains the same in 2010's estimate.

    Hobson TX - St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church
    St. Boniface Roman-Catholic Church in Hobson
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