County, South Texas
Not shown on the state map
11 Miles NE of Floresville
Population: 443 (2000)
|History in a Pecan
The only town in Texas to be named
after a sewer pipe company. (The San Antonio Sewer Pipe Manufacturing Company,
to be exact.) The community dates from 1901 when the company started producing
tile from the abundant red clay. A post office opened that same year but 14 years
later, the population was still a mere 125 residents.
HB Despite the commercial
name, the town throve. At itís peak the community had a dairy and three grocery
stores as well as two general merchandize stores. The population was 200 in the
late 1930s and the company payroll had 150 employees. Daily production at the
plant was 120 tons of pipe.
The population reached 300 by the mid 1960s.
Itís proximity to Floresville
curbed growth, but the town remains vibrant with a population of 443 for the 2000
Clay Products factory in Saspamco|
Photo courtesy Terry