Nada in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
A public school, known as Red Bluff, opened in 1883. In 1889 the Schoellmann and Labay families donated land for a Catholic Church and Parochial School. The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in 1896 and has served as a center of community activities since that time.
A U.S. post office was established in 1894 with William Engbrock as postmaster and the town was named Nada. By 1904 the community boasted homes, schools, stores, a church, cotton gin, and dance hall. Nada has remained an agricultural community. Many descendants of pioneer German and Czech settlers continue to live in the area.
Nada-Garwood Extension Homemakers Club
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3553.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 29° 24.388′ N, 96° 22.958′ W. Marker is in Nada, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Nada Road and County Highway 115, on the right when traveling north on Old Nada Road. The marker is located in front of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1258 Old Nada Road, Nada TX 77460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nada Post Office (approx. ¼ mile away); First Producing Gas Well in Colorado County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sgt. William Foster Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Norman L. Lanier Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Garwood (approx. 3 miles away); Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman (approx. 7.1 miles away); Frazarville (approx. 7.3 miles away); Egypt (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . . Nada, TX.
Nada is on State Highway 71 in southern Colorado County. The original name of the town was Vox Populi (from Latin vox populi vox dei, "the voice of the people is the voice of God");(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.