Sample

Sample, on U.S Highway 87 in southern Gonzales County, was named for a local family when the town became a switch on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway, which built through the county during the 1870s. A post office opened there in 1905, and by 1915 Sample had a telephone connection, a blacksmith, a cotton gin, two general stores, and a population of seventy-five. By 1936 the community had a school, though the population had fallen to fifty and the number of businesses to one. The population had dropped to twenty-five by 1965, when no businesses were recorded, and continued to be estimated at twenty-five through 2000. One business was reported there in 1985 and still remained as late as 1988.

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

Sample is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Nopal)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.21885760
    Longitude
    -97.52332540

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
16 2009 Local Officials