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Pesch, a community on the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in southern Washington County, derived its name from its first postmaster, William Pesch. A post office was established in 1881, and Dorothea Pesch became postmistress in 1885. Possibly because of the growth of Phillipsburg the Pesch post office closed on October 15, 1891; it was reopened in 1892. By that year the town had a population of thirty, a mill, a gin, and one store. William L. Knolle was postmaster when the post office closed permanently in October 1898.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Pesch is part of or belongs to the following places:

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Place type

Pesch is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Berlin)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated