CORWIN, TEXAS. Corwin, near the Colorado River twenty-two miles southeast of Burnet in southeastern Burnet County, was settled in the mid-1850s. A post office was established there in 1870, with Thomas T. Word as postmaster. It was discontinued in 1882 but reestablished in 1884. That year Corwin had a district school, a steam gristmill and cotton gin, three churches, and seventy-five residents; cotton and wool were the principal shipments from the area. By 1896, however, the community's population had dropped to twenty. The post office was discontinued in 1899, and mail for the community was sent to Double Horn. Area children attended the Lewis School, which opened in 1888; it operated until 1913, after which time students attended the school at Spicewood. The community was not shown on the 1948 county highway map.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "Corwin, TX," accessed March 28, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrcee.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.