Pesch

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.

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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