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VERDI, TEXAS

Atascosa County, South Texas
W of FM 1784
8 Miles NE of Pleasanton

Population: 110 (2000)

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Verdi Texas and historical marker
Photo Courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Home to the first school in Atascosa County (1860) the community was first named Lucas after the nearby creek Ė both creek and community used the surname of a settling family.

With the opening of a post office in in 1891 (and the name Lucas already in use) a new name was required. Joseph Peynagrosse, suggested the name after a river in his native France.

The 1914 population was given as 30 although the local school reported many more students. The post office closed in 1914.

Verdiís school merged with nearby Pleasanton
around 1950, which took away the communitís identity. Today the population is composed of dispersed households with no discernable town center.
Verdi TX Church Of Christ
Verdi Church Of Christ
Photo Courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2009
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Verdi Texas historical marker
Verdi historical marker
Photo Courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2009
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