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VANDYKE, TX

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.

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

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Handbook of Texas Online, Tracey L. Compton, "Vandyke, TX," accessed September 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnv07.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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