IDLEWILDE, TEXAS. Idlewilde was on the Medina River off U.S. Highway 90, twenty miles west of downtown San Antonio in western Bexar County. It was named for a town in New York by Thomas Donkin (or Dunkin), who arrived from New York in 1879. During that year Donkin interested community residents in building a school, and he became its first teacher. The one-teacher elementary school became known as Delta School. A post office operated at the community from 1887 to 1902 and briefly in 1908. In the 1930s Idlewilde had a flag station, a school, and a few houses, but by the 1950s the settlement was no longer shown on maps.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Lula Lee McMeans, "IDLEWILDE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvi03), accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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