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NORMANDY, TEXAS

Maverick County, South Texas
Highway 277
On the Rio Grande
3 Miles SE of Quemado
12 Miles N of Eagle Pass

Population: 98 (est)

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History in a Pecan Shell

In the late 1870s a post office opened here under the name of Upton, Texas. The population at that time consisted of Mexican workers employed by the Lehmann Ranch. Rancher Frank R. Lehmann even served as the first postmaster, but there wasn’t enough mail routed to Upton to justify a post office and it closed its doors in 1901, being replaced by the Quemado post office. Louisa Lehmann serving as postmistress. This post office closed in 1918.

The population was estimated at 200 in the first years of the 20th Century. During the Mexican Revolution, the Lehmann Ranch served as headquarters for the U.S. Army.

In the late 1930s another local post office opened – this time without a Lehmann in charge. The name was registered as Normandy and the population was estimated to be around 60.

The community appears to have reached its peak in the 1950s-1960s when populations of 250 and 260 (respectively) were reported.

By the late 1960s the population had declined to 138 which fell to under 100 by the mid 1970s where it has remained.

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