Converse

Converse is on Farm Road 1976 thirteen miles northeast of downtown San Antonio in northeastern Bexar County. It was named for the chief engineer of the Southern Pacific Railroad, a Major Converse, who in 1877 bought a tract of land including the townsite. A post office was established in 1878, and by 1885 a population of thirty was reported. In 1896 the town had a saloon, two cotton gins, and a grocery. In 1990 the community, originally settled by German farmers, reportedly had the oldest 4-H Club in Texas. A singing society, the Salatrillo Liederkranz, had been active for many years. The population in 1946 was 175; by 1965 the town had twenty-two businesses and 900 residents. Converse has become a suburb of San Antonio. In 1990 the community had a population of 8,887, and in 1991 it had seventy-three businesses. In 2000 the population had grown to 11,508 with 390 businesses.

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.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Converse is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.51446540
    Longitude
    -98.30747800

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Converse
Pop. Year Source
29,960 2019 Texas Demographic Center
18,198 2010 Texas Demographic Center
11,508 2000 Texas Demographic Center
8,887 1990 Texas Demographic Center
4,907 1980 Texas Demographic Center
1,383 1970 Texas Demographic Center