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CALLAHAN, TEXAS (DeWitt County). Callahan, an early school community five miles east of Yorktown in western DeWitt County, was organized as a school district in 1880. The area was predominantly settled by German immigrants. The school, important in the county's development because of its relatively early establishment as a focus of the surrounding rural area, operated until 1945, when its students were transferred to the Ratcliff School and to Yorktown.


Nellie Murphree, A History of DeWitt County (Victoria, Texas, 1962).

Nellie Murphree

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Nellie Murphree, "CALLAHAN, TX (DEWITT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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