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    NOCKENUT, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Wilson County, South Texas
    FM 1681
    South of Seguin
    20 miles NE of Floresville
    (no photos currently available)

    Population: 10 (est 1990)

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    History on a Pecan Shell

    Nockenut dates from 1857 when Polish immigration was spreading out from Panna Maria and other Karnes County towns. There was also the occasional stray German family. The post office opened in 1858. The town had originally been in Guadalupe County, but there was a boundary change in 1869 and it became part of Wilson County where it has happily resided ever since.

    The name Hastings was dominate in Nockenut. E. E. Hasting operated the general store, A. G. Hastings brought the mail from Seguin, and H. S. Hastings was postmaster. The town was approaching a population of 100 when the railroad came through and drew people and businesses away.

    It was what demographers call a dispersed rural community as early as the 1930s.

    See Nockenut neighboring ghost towns: Albuquerque and Union Valley.
    Wilson County TX 1907 Postal Map
    Wilson County TX 1907 Postal Map Showing Nockenut
    near Wilson/Goliad County lines.

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

    Nockenut Texas Forum

    Dear Editor, I read your story on Union Valley where it said the population was zero. However, at the time I was there, about ten years ago, there were still people living in the town. There may still be. It was not a large population, but still had a few. Nockenut is nothing but a cemetery now as is (I think) Mound Creek where John Wesley Hardin's wife Jane is buried. There is no longer a highway sign pointing the way to Mound Creek, Sweet Home in Guadalupe County or several other places. I guess that makes them officially ghosts. - Hilda Hilpert, October 31, 2007

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