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Hancock, TX (Comal County)

Oscar Haas General Entry

Hancock, in the Hancock Valley fifteen miles northwest of New Braunfels in northern Comal County, was named for John Hancock, who in 1851 was granted land on the north bank of the Guadalupe River. The community was served by the Sorrell Creek school. The Hancock post office opened in 1914 in a private residence, operated later in the Frank Guenther store, and then was discontinued. In 1940 the farming and ranching community had a population of ten and was on a postal route from Fischer Store. The town grew to forty residents in the 1950s, but in the early 1960s when the Canyon Lake dam was completed, the townsite was submerged.

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

Oscar Haas, “Hancock, TX (Comal County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed April 11, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hancock-tx-comal-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

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