Amanda

Amanda, also known as Olds, was on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad sixteen miles northwest of Brackettville in far west central Kinney County. The community was established in the 1880s as a rail supply point for Mexican sheep ranchers and named for Amanda Dignowity, wife of a prominent local landowner. A post office operated between 1888 and 1890; G. N. Farrar served as postmaster and railway agent. In 1890 Amanda had an estimated population of twenty-five and two general stores. The community appears to have been abandoned by 1909.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Amanda is part of or belongs to the following places.

Adopt a Town

The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town or county of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.

Currently Exists

No

Place type

Amanda is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Buckner)
  • (Olds)
  • (Standart)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.37189850
    Longitude
    -100.65786510

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Proud to call TX home?

Put your name on the town or county of your choice.


Search Places »