Odem in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
White Point / Rosita
The White brothers hired Darius C. Rachal to move their cattle herd here from East Texas. Following his service with Hood's Texas Brigade during the Civil War. Rachal also purchased land in the area and began his own ranching enterprise. After the White brothers died in a yellow fever epidemic, Rachal became the community's leading citizen. His home became a center of activity, and he applied for a U.S. post office in 1890. The Postal Service denied the name White Point, but finally approved a post office in 1892 under the Rosita, Darius C. Rachal was the first postmaster.
The White Point / Rosita community remained small, but did include a public school for a few years. Established in 1916, the school closed in the early 1920s,
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14784.)
Location. 27° 56.995′ N, 97° 34.988′ W. Marker is in Odem, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Voss Avenue (U.S. 77) and West Humphries Street, on the right when traveling south on Voss Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odem TX 78370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Odem Area Schools (here, next to this marker); Meansville and Kaleta (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouses of San Patricio County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Odem Building (approx. 7½ miles away); Old Cemetery on the Hill (approx. 11 miles away); Taft Agricultural Industrial Complex (approx. 11.4 miles away); Education in San Patricio (approx. 11½ miles away); Saint Patrick's Catholic Church (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odem.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
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