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VANDYKE, TEXAS. Vandyke, on State Highway 16 in north central Comanche County, was named for Van Dyke Frost, who donated land for a school there in the early 1870s. The community also had a church, and, from 1903 to 1905, a post office. The population of Vandyke was reported as fifteen in 1933, thirty in 1949, and twenty in 1980 through 2000.


Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976).

Tracey L. Compton


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

Tracey L. Compton, "VANDYKE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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