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ST. HEDWIG, TEXAS

Bexar County, South Texas

FM 1346 and FM 1518, 7 miles S of I-10
7 miles NW of La Vernia
16 miles E of San Antonio
S of New Braunfels
SW of Seguin
Population: 2,143 (2010) 1,875 (2000)

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Hay with church steeple in distance, St. Hedwig, Texas
Hay with church steeple in distance
Photo by John Troesser, August 2002
History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in 1852 when Silesian immigrants built a log church on the site.

The first post office (1860) went under the name Cottage Hill but was changed in 1877 to honor the patron saint of Silesia. The stone church dates from 1868. In 1897 the population was composed manly of Polish and German family many from Upper Silesia.

In 1945 the store (now overgrown) served the needs of the town - which then numbered 100.

The population was 200 in 1956 and 650 in 1970. The town's proximity to San Antonio has increased the population to nearly 2,000.
Annunciation Catholic Church, Sanit Hedwig, Texas
The Annunciation Catholic Church in St. Hedwig
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2004
Detail of church in St Hedwig, Texas
Church detail
Photo by John Troesser, August 2002
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Old store facade, Stl Hedwig, Texas
The facade of the old store
Photo by John Troesser, August 2002
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St. Hedwig, Texas
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