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PETERSVILLE, TEXAS. Petersville was established in the vicinity of the old community of Hochheim Prairie in 1932, when Frank Peters built a store on State Highway 4 (presently State Highway 111) four miles west of Yoakum in the northern tip of DeWitt County. The National Dance Hall operated in this locality earlier; its structure has since 1945 belonged to St. Anne's Catholic Church, the long-time parish church for Hochheim Prairie. In 1948 Petersville had two groceries, a blacksmithy, and a garage. A number of business establishments were indicated on 1983 county maps. In 2000 the population was thirty-eight.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Nellie Murphree, A History of DeWitt County (Victoria, Texas, 1962).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Nellie Murphree, "Petersville, TX," accessed April 28, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp28.
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