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GUDA, TX

GUDA, TEXAS. Guda was two miles north of Satin on the Old River Road and the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in northern Falls County. A train station was established there when the railroad came through in 1889. The G. J. Guderian family came to the area in 1898 with other German settlers. The name Guda, a derivation of the family name, was given to the community's first post office, established by J. S. Guderian in 1911. At one time Guda had a cotton gin, a school, and a general store. Its post office was discontinued in 1915, and the town dwindled as transportation improvements diminished its importance. The area around Guda was excellent cotton land for many years; in the mid-1980s local farmers grew milo, corn, and wheat. With the exception of a count of seventy-five in 1929, Guda's estimated population remained steady at twenty-five from 1925 to 1968, the last year for which statistics are available. The community was not shown on the 1984 county highway map.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Marlin Daily Democrat, November 7, 1938.
Jean Warner Epperson

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Handbook of Texas Online, Jean Warner Epperson, "Guda, TX," accessed December 10, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvg58.

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