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Fashing in Atascosa County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Fashing

 
 
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By John A Hensarling, June 20, 2012
1. Town of Fashing Marker
Inscription. Near the Old San Patricio Trail, leading from San Antonio to McMullen and McGloin colony, in area of Gulf of Mexico. In this vicinity were stage stops at Belle Branch, Rock Spring, Rountree's, and Tordilla. Land was part of the Butler, Hickok, Tom and Rountree ranches. Town was platted in 1915 as “Hickok.” However, after the U.S. Post Office Department disapproved that name, the tag on a popular tobacco—“Fashion”—inspired adoption of the name “Fashing” for the town.

First schoolhouse was built in 1917; a second, 1921. The Methodist church, organized 1922, erected first house of worship (building moved in from Bastrop) in 1925. In 1934, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church was built. The Martin Luther Lutheran Church was erected 1948. Present school building was completed in 1952.

A center for mineral development. First local oil production was from Weigang Field, 1946. Tordilla Hill (5 mi. N.) was site of first major uranium discovery in Texas in 1954. After further petroleum strikes in Fashing Edwards Limestone Field, 1958, gas and sulfur processing plants were built by the Elcor Chemical Co., Lone Star Producing Co., Sinclair Oil and Gas Co., and Warren Petroleum Corp. Currently, the only commercial uranium operation in Texas is near here.
 
Erected
Town of Fashing Marker image. Click for full size.
By John A Hensarling, June 20, 2012
2. Town of Fashing Marker
1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1576.)
 
Location. 28° 47.53′ N, 98° 8.4′ W. Marker is in Fashing, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2924 and Farm to Market Road 99, on the right when traveling south on Road 2924. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campbellton TX 78008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Whitsett (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2012, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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