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WETMORE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bexar County, South Texas
11 Miles NE of Downtown San Antonio
Absorbed into Greater San Antonio

Population Included in San Antonio’s general population

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On the tracks of the International-Great Northern Railroad.
Wetmore arrived with the building of the Houston and Great Northern Railroad in 1890. Railroad official Jacob S. Wetmore is the town’s namesake.

A post office opened in 1890, and a town started forming around it. The population had reached 25 by 1914 and in 1920 the town was busting at the seams with 50 residents. Prior to the U.S. entry into WWII, Wetmore’s population had reached 150. The town was still identified as a separate town as late as 1985 when there were 175 people living here It has since been absorbed by encroaching San Antonio and doesn’t appear on modern maps.
Wetmore Texas former post office
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, January 2008
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US post office old sign
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Wetmore Texas cafe
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