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McFADDIN, TEXAS

Victoria County, Texas Gulf Coast
FM 445
2 miles Eof Highway 77
17 miles SE of Victoria
31 miles SW of Port Lavaca
Population: 320 est. (2010)

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McFaddin Texas former post office

The Former Post Office
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History in a Pecan Shell

Captain James A. McFaddin was a Civil War veteran who had a ranch here in 1876. It was simply known as McFaddin's Ranch until the railroad came through in 1906 and started referring to the stop as Marianna.

Marianna became the name for the post office as well in 1907.
McFaddin TX general store
The McFaddin General Store
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In 1923, Al, the son of James McFaddin had the town's name changed back to McFaddin. The McFaddin family operated the general store. The store is still in operation in 2001.
McFaddin church
Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church
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Church historic plaque
Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church Plaque
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McFaddin has three Texas Historic Commission plaques - for the original post office - the store - and the church.
McFaddin  old school house
The Eight Grade McFaddin School as seen from the church entrance

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For 30 years the population stayed at about 75 people, with the school somehow surviving consolidation. Today, however it stands empty.
McFaddin Tx old post office
The Former Post Offices
TE photo, April 2001
McFaddin  Tx new post office
The New Post Offices
TE photo, April 2001
McFaddin, Texas
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