Weinert, TX (Haskell County)


Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 1, 1995


Weinert is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 277 and Farm Road 617, on the Burlington Northern Railroad sixteen miles northeast of Haskell in northern Haskell County. It was named for Senator Ferdinand C. Weinert of Seguin. The area was in the Ferris Ranch in the 1880s and afterward, and no town existed before the Wichita Valley Railroad built through in 1906. In 1909 Weinert was hit hard by a storm, and a fire burned out a block of businesses a year later. In spite of these and other storms and fires Weinert had a population of 510 and fifteen businesses in 1940. Changes in agricultural patterns and transportation reduced Weinert more effectively than storm and fire. The local population had dwindled to 253 by 1980. In 1990 it was 235, and in 2000 it was 177.

Robert E. Sherrill, Haskell County History (Haskell, Texas: Haskell Free Press, 1965).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Weinert, TX (Haskell County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 05, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/weinert-tx-haskell-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
June 1, 1995

Place
Weinert
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2412203
Town Fields
  • Has post office: Yes
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Haskell County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.32339820°
  • Longitude: -99.67367200°
Population Counts
People Year
235 1990
177 2000
172 2010
170 2019