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WESER, TEXAS

Goliad County, South Texas
Highway 183
14 Miles N of Goliad

Population: Estimated at 50 (1990)

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Weser Texas
Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp, 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

The community was founded in the early 1880s and named after the ship that carried Texas’ first Polish immigrants to Galveston in 1854. A post office opened in 1881 and the town was connected by stage to neighboring Cuero and Goliad. In the 1890s the town had most essential businesses and a population of 150.

A school was built in 1903 but without a railroad connection, Weser’s future looked bleak. With the decline in cotton prices in the 1920s, the town entered into a decline with the post office closing in 1928. By the early 1930s Weser was reduced to a single business and the population to a mere 50. That same figure has been in use ever since.
Weser Texas historical marker
Photo courtesy Will Beauchamp
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