Fashing

Fashing is at the junction of Farm roads 2924 and 99, twenty-nine miles southeast of Jourdanton in southeastern Atascosa County. In 1916 the 5,500-acre Hickok Ranch was subdivided into farms. The surrounding area had been settled as early as the 1850s by ranching families along the San Patricio Trail. O. F. C. Henke was the first to purchase a small tract of land from the Warnecke and Stieren Land Company, the promoters responsible for subdividing the Hickok Ranch. The settlement was first called Hickok, then Hindenburg; the name Fashing, from "Fashion" brand tobacco and German Fasching ("carnival" or "Shrovetide"), was approved for the community post office in 1920. Albert Schroeder was the first postmaster. Before 1920 residents constructed a one-circuit phone list. Fashing did not have electricity until the 1930s, when the Karnes Electric Cooperative was constructed.

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

Fashing is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Hickok)
  • (Hindenburg)

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.79248030
    Longitude
    -98.13972900

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
35 2009 Local Officials