Alum, TX


By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Alum was just off State Highway 123 sixteen miles northeast of Floresville in northeastern Wilson County. The community was settled before 1900. In 1910 it reported a population of twenty-five. G. A. Burris operated a general store until about 1920. Maps of 1936 showed a rural school. In the early 1990s only a church and a few scattered houses remained.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Alum, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/alum-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Alum
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1379337
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Wilson County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.29523970°
  • Longitude: -97.96472610°