| History in a Pecan
just before the Civil War, the town was named after Alfred DaCosta. A ship’s captain
based at Indianola.
The San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad had just completed its tracks to Port
LaVaca when the war commenced. The rails were torn up but repaired after the
war and the town grew as a shipping point for local farmers.
A post office
was granted in 1903 and after several failed attempts at rice cultivation, the
area turned to cotton farming. The community
lost its post office in the early 1950s and a few years later the DaCosta school
merged with the Bloomington I.S.D.
DaCosta's population had remained at about 100 residents since the 1920s but has
slowly declined to the present estimated population of 89 (2010).