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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. Click to hear the 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.)
 
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: Front Street, D Hanis TX 78850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
D'Hanis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
2. D'Hanis Marker
. 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); Battle of the Arroyo Hondo (approx. 8.7 miles away); John M. Davenport (approx. 10.9 miles away); Sabinal (approx. 10.9 miles away); Sabinal Methodist Church (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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