Harwood

Harwood, on the Southern Pacific Railroad and U.S. Highway 90 one mile north of Interstate Highway 10 in northern Gonzales County, was founded in 1874 during the westward expansion of the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway. The town was named for Thomas Moore Harwood, who moved to Texas in 1850 and began a law practice in Gonzales in 1853. He worked with Thomas W. Peirce in the acquisition of land and the development of the railway.

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

Harwood is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Mule Creek)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.66578630
    Longitude
    -97.50527240

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
118 2009 Local Officials