in a Pecan Shell
Sebastian Schertz was proprietor of a general store here when the
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway arrived in 1875. A post
office called Cutoff (probably
a railroad designation) was operating in 1884. In 1899 the name was
changed to Schertz and the following year it reported an estimated
population of 200.
In 1914 the town’s amenities included the grocery, a church, bank,
hotel and cotton gin. From the 30s through the 50s the population
stabilized at 350.
With the construction of I-35 growth accelerated and in 1964 there
were 2,281 people calling Schertz home. By the late 1980s it had swollen
to 7,576 residents and for the 1990 census it had reached 10,555.
The city has since expanded into three counties: Bexar, Guadalupe
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map showing Cutoff/Schertz
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