Jakes Colony

Jakes Colony, nine miles south of Seguin and two miles west of what is now State Highway 123 in southern Guadalupe County, was established by former slaves. In 1904 it had a one-teacher school for seventy black students. There were a few scattered houses and a church in the area in 1946. Though the 1987 county highway map did not show any evidence of the community, a population of thirty was reported for Jakes Colony in 1990. By 2000 the population had doubled to sixty.

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

Jakes Colony is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.44079000
    Longitude
    -97.97139340

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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Jakes Colony by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
95 2009 Local Officials