Dewees, TX (Wilson County)

By: Claudia Hazlewood

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: April 21, 2017

Dewees, at the junction of Farm roads 541 and 1344, eight miles south of Floresville in southwestern Wilson County, was named for Thomas DeWees, who settled in the area about 1870. A post office operated there from 1906 to 1911. In the mid-1930s the community had a store, a mill, and a school. As late as the 1960s a store, a gin, and a cemetery still remained. Subsequently, the majority of businesses closed, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered houses and Schneider's Store remained. The population was thirty-five in 2000.


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April 21, 2017