New Berlin

New Berlin, Guadalupe County, Texas

New Berlin, Guadalupe County, Texas

City of New Berlin in Guadalupe County, Texas. Photograph by Darrylpearson.

New Berlin is on Farm Road 2538 eleven miles southwest of Seguin in southwestern Guadalupe County. Many of the early settlers were German immigrants who came to the area in the 1870s. Ed Tewes built the first store at New Berlin, and the town had a post office from 1878 to 1906. By the mid-1880s New Berlin had two steam gristmills and cotton gins, a general store, and seventy residents. The community served as a shipping point for cotton, cottonseed, corn, and oats. In 1904 fifty-six students attended the one-teacher school. The population of New Berlin fell to forty in 1949. The town was incorporated in 1980, when 253 residents were reported. In 1990 the population was 188.

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

New Berlin is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.46201670
    Longitude
    -98.10097100

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Population Counts

New Berlin
Pop. Year Source
608 2019 Texas Demographic Center
511 2010 Texas Demographic Center
467 2000 Texas Demographic Center
188 1990 Texas Demographic Center