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D'Hanis in Medina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

D'Hanis

 
 
D'Hanis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
1. D'Hanis Marker
Inscription.  In 1847, Henri Castro established D'Hanis, his fourth colony, 1.5 miles east of this site. Named for a Castro Company official. Alsatian immigrants endured great hardship to build a community that thrived for over 30 years. In 1881, when the railroad bypassed the town, D'Hanis moved with it. Aided by the railroad, new D'Hanis flourished, sending cattle, cotton, and brick to markets. From 1900 a strong Mexican American community grew in the town, contributing to its fortune. The new area survived despite crop failures and the Great Depression, becoming known simply as D'Hanis.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12143.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 29° 19.857′ N, 99° 16.835′ W. Marker is in D'Hanis, Texas, in Medina County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Lindsay Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Front Street. Touch for map
D'Hanis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
2. D'Hanis Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: Front Street, D Hanis TX 78850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J.M. Koch's Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hondo (approx. 8˝ miles away); Stephen F. Austin Memorial Oak Tree (approx. 8˝ miles away); Medina County Courthouse (approx. 8˝ miles away); Hondo Methodist Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Battle of the Arroyo Hondo (approx. 8.7 miles away); Medina County (approx. 8.9 miles away); John M. Davenport (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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