Jakes Colony, TX


By: Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Type: General Entry

Published: February 1, 1995


Jakes Colony, nine miles south of Seguin and two miles west of what is now State Highway 123 in southern Guadalupe County, was established by former slaves. In 1904 it had a one-teacher school for seventy black students. There were a few scattered houses and a church in the area in 1946. Though the 1987 county highway map did not show any evidence of the community, a population of thirty was reported for Jakes Colony in 1990. By 2000 the population had doubled to sixty.

Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Guadalupe County).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, “Jakes Colony, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jakes-colony-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995

Place
Jakes Colony
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2034671
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Guadalupe County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.44079000°
  • Longitude: -97.97139340°
Population Counts
People Year
95 2009