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SWEDEN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Duval County, South Texas

Off FM 359
4 Miles SW of Benavides
29 miles SW of Alice
39 miles W of Kingsville
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was on the Texas-Mexican Railway and Agua Poquita Creek.

It was granted its first post office in 1884 but it closed the next year. The post office reopened in 1907, and lasted until 1932.

The population was estimated at only twenty-five in 1914 and twenty in 1948.

The Sweden school consolidated with the Benavides Independent School District in the 1950s and the town, like hundreds of others across the state, did not survive the change.

Neither the town - nor a cemetery is shown on detailed county maps.
Sweden TX Duval County 1914 Postmark
Sweden TX Duval County 1914 Postmark
Postcard cancelled with Sweden, Texas 1914 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Duval & Jim Wells County 1920s Map
Duval County 1920s map showing Sweden & Norway
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Sweden, Texas
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