GUAJILLO, TEXAS. Guajillo was ten miles south of San Diego in eastern Duval County. The community was named for the nearby Guajillo Creek; guajillo grows abundantly in the area. The settlement was founded before 1906, when thirty-four pupils attended the Guajillo school. A post office was established there in 1913 with Gabriel Ramirez as postmaster. In 1925 the community's population was estimated at ten, and in 1929 as fifty. The post office was closed in 1935, and a year later the estimated population of Guajillo was only five. By the late 1930s the population had grown to twenty, and in 1947 Guajillo was reported to have two churches and two businesses. The Guajillo school had been consolidated with the San Diego Independent School District by 1968, and the community had only a few scattered dwellings. Guajillo by 1990 was no longer identified on maps of the area, though three cemeteries were shown at the site.
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, Martin Donell Kohout, "Guajillo, TX," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/htg14.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles