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WINTER HAVEN, TEXAS

Dimmit County, South Texas
Farm Road 1407
5 miles North of Carrizo Springs
44 miles E of Eagle Pass via US 277

Population: 112 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was established in 1911 by Floridians, who named it after their home. Florida during its boom in the 1920s boasted such names as Frostproof and Winter Haven.

Winter Haven was one of several new settlements in Dimmit County between 1909 and 1917. A post office opened in 1927. Eight businesses were reported in 1931, but only three in 1949; meanwhile, the population rose from fifty in 1939, the first year for which figures were available, to eighty in 1949. The town had no businesses by 1980.

John Troesser

Winter Haven, Texas Forum

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