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LEMING, TEXAS

Atascosa County, South Texas
Highway 281 and FM 1470
12 Miles NE of Jourdanton
18 Miles S of San Antonio
Population: 268 (2000)

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Leming Texas Hwy 281 sign and wildflowers
Entering Leming from the north on US HWY 281.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Leming was named after one P.B. Leming when the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad arrived here in 1902.

1913 was a big year for the town. A school opened and the First Baptist Church was organized. The following year the population was 150 and the townspeople built a brick school. The population declined and finally settled in at about 100 residents during the 30s. It increased to 250 in the last years of that decade and remained there for the next 50 years. It has added a few more people in recent years, bringing it up to 268.

(For many years the communities of Las Gallinas and Leming have been erroneously considered as one. See A Town is Born Again:
Las Gallinas emerges from the Shadow of Leming
)
Leming Baptist Church Texas
Leming Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2007
Leming Elementary School  Texas
Leming Elementary School
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2007
Union Pacific Train passing south through Leming. Texas
Train passing south through Leming.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2007
See
  • Las Gallinas, Texas
  • A Town is Born Again: Las Gallinas emerges from the Shadow of Leming
  • Leming Area Destinations:

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    Pleasanton - Pleasanton Hotels
    Jourdanton

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