Amanda, TX


By: Ruben E. Ochoa

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994


Amanda, also known as Olds, was on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad sixteen miles northwest of Brackettville in far west central Kinney County. The community was established in the 1880s as a rail supply point for Mexican sheep ranchers and named for Amanda Dignowity, wife of a prominent local landowner. A post office operated between 1888 and 1890; G. N. Farrar served as postmaster and railway agent. In 1890 Amanda had an estimated population of twenty-five and two general stores. The community appears to have been abandoned by 1909.

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

Ruben E. Ochoa, “Amanda, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/amanda-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
November 1, 1994

Place
Amanda
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1380818
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Kinney County
Associated Names

Buckner

Olds

Standart

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.37189850°
  • Longitude: -100.65786510°