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    DaCOSTA, TEXAS

    Victoria County, Texas Gulf Coast
    Highway 87
    10 Miles SE of Victoria

    Population: est. 00089 (2010)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Founded 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).
    Dacosta Tx tin barn
    Tin Barn
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
    Dacosta Tx Road Sign
    DaCosta Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
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