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  • GUY, TEXAS

    Fort Bend County, Texas Gulf Coast
    Highway 36 and FM 1994
    18 Miles S of Richmond

    Population 60 (2000)

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    Guy Texas Silos and Trucks
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Philip F. Ward is credited with being the town's first settler. The town was formed in the first half of the 1890s. A school was opened in 1897 and the post office opened the next year. The town's namesake was the postmaster's daughter, Una Guy Rowland.

    The town was barely getting it's feet on the ground when it was dealt a severe blow by the 1900 Galveston Storm.

    The Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway laid its tracks two miles southwest of the post office in 1918, and businesses and the school moved, creating an Old Guy and a "New" Guy. Highway 36 was completed between Old Guy and Guy in 1932.

    Residents of Guy found work at the nearby Damon Mound salt dome, but as late as 1940 there were still only 200 residents. Guy's schools merged with those of Needville in the late 1940s which led to a decline in population. By the mid 1960s there were only 100 residents which reached 60 by the 2000 census.
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    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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