O'Daniel, twelve miles south of Seguin in southern Guadalupe County, was named for John N. O'Daniel, a teacher. A post office opened in 1886. By the 1890s the community had two cotton gins, four churches, a general store, and a population of 450. The post office was discontinued in 1905, and by the 1940s there was no evidence of the community on county highway maps.

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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