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BEAUKISS, TEXAS

Williamson County, Texas Hill Country
Off FM 619
12 miles SE of Taylor
19 miles SE of Granger
About 35 NE of Austin
One mile from the Lee county line

Population 20 (2000)

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Beaukiss, Texas, 1900s
Beaukiss area in the early 1900s
Photo courtesy Gayle Abbott

History in a Pecan Shell

The town was founded in 1880 on Middle Yegua Creek by Samuel M. Slaughter, who was also the town's first postmaster.

Population figures for various years:
1884: seventy-five
1890: one hundred
1920: seventy-five
1949: twenty
1990: twenty
2000: twenty

Beaukiss only had two businesses in 1931 and although eastern Williamson County had an oil boom, the town's revival was only temporary.

The Beaukiss School closed in 1947.

The Beaukiss Cemetery is shown on maps, while the population is dispersed.

Beaukiss School

Vintage photos courtesy Gayle Abbott
Beaukiss Community Church


Beaukiss Community Church, former schoolhouse

Photo by John Troesser, Sept. 2004
Country road to Beaukiss, Texas
The road to Beaukiss

Photo by John Troesser, Sept. 2004
Beaukiss Masonic Lodge, Texas



Beaukiss Masonic Lodge

Photo by John Troesser, Sept. 2004
Beaukiss State Fair painted sign



"Beautiful Downtown Beaukiss"

Photo by John Troesser, Sept. 2004
Beaukiss, Texas country  winding road
Beaukiss country

Photo by John Troesser, Sept. 2004
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Beaukiss Texas Forum

  • My family is from Beaukiss and surrounding area. I have some school photos and wondered if anyone had rosters. I know who some of the people in the photos are, but not many. Is anyone working on this that you know about? - Thanks, Gayle Abbott, Great-granddaughter of Silas A. Abbott, former Postmaster at Beaukiss, December 05, 2004

  • I was born in 1939 and remember the Beaukiss store at about the age of 6, with everyone playing dominoes around the wood-burning stove in the winter, and the pickles, crackers, cheese and soda that were for sale at the store. My family and their families were all farmers not far from Beaukiss around Adina, Blue, Knobbs and the Yegua. The Yegua would always flood during rainy seasons. This is the area where all the families grew up.

    In 1911 my father's Uncle Jess (aged 29) was shot over someone's children damaging the cotton crop while going and coming from school. I wish I could get the history of Beaukiss during the wild west days. If [anyone] could give me history in these areas I would be grateful. - Jack Hall, Santa Clarita, California - September 15, 2004

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