“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in D''Hanis, Texas

Clickable Map of Medina County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Medina County, TX (84) Atascosa County, TX (42) Bandera County, TX (51) Bexar County, TX (415) Frio County, TX (11) Uvalde County, TX (54) Zavala County, TX (8)  MedinaCounty(84) Medina County (84)  AtascosaCounty(42) Atascosa County (42)  BanderaCounty(51) Bandera County (51)  BexarCounty(415) Bexar County (415)  FrioCounty(11) Frio County (11)  UvaldeCounty(54) Uvalde County (54)  ZavalaCounty(8) Zavala County (8)
Hondo is the county seat for Medina County
D'Hanis is in Medina County
      Medina County (84)  
      Atascosa County (42)  
      Bandera County (51)  
      Bexar County (415)  
      Frio County (11)  
      Uvalde County (54)  
      Zavala County (8)  
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1Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — 12143 — D'Hanis
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 . . . Map (db m117851) HM
2Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — D'Hanis Brick and Tile Company
The D'Hanis Brick and Tile Company was organized 1905, by Louis Carle, Sr., F.J. (Joe) Carle, Charles Wallrath, and Richard Wallrath of D'Hanis, Texas; and Gus Birkner, owner of the L&L Brickyard between Luling and Lockhart, Texas. The brick . . . Map (db m193799) HM
3Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — Fort Lincoln
When the war with Mexico ended in 1848, the U.S. established a series of forts along the Rio Grande to secure the border. Simultaneously, a "first line of frontier forts" were built from Fort Worth southward through this area to defend settlers . . . Map (db m155970) HM
4Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — 12357 — J.M. Koch's Hotel
J.M. and Mary Ann Koch owned and operated a hotel in D'Hanis beginning in 1898. They purchased the land on this site in July 1902, and built this hotel in 1906. Reportedly constructed by Chinese railroad laborers, it is built of early bricks from . . . Map (db m64488) HM
5Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — Richarz Cemetery
Captain Heinrich Joseph Richarz established this cemetery in 1905. A native of Prussia, He and his family arrived in Texas in 1850. After a brief stay in Bexar County, the family moved to Fort Lincoln, residing for a time in quarters once occupied . . . Map (db m158295) HM
6Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — 4718 — Site of Saint Dominic Catholic Church and Cemetery
Congregation formed in 1847 with founding of D'Hanis Colony by settlers from Alsace, France. In 1853, when town became a mission parish, limestone church was built, using timber hauled by ox-wagon from Medina River. Sandstone extension . . . Map (db m155966) HM
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7Texas (Medina County), D'Hanis — 5526 — Town of D'HanisNow Known as Old D'Hanis
​ Established in 1847 by 29 families under the leadership of Theodore Gentilz, representing Henri Castro (1781...1861), distinguished pioneer and colonizer of Texas who introduced the early settlers of Medina County. Named in honor of . . . Map (db m155969) HM
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Dec. 10, 2022