Upper Meyersville

Upper Meyersville is just west of U.S. Highway 183 thirteen miles south of Cuero near the Goliad county line in extreme southern DeWitt County. It is a part of the scattered, largely German settlement of Meyersville. In 1856 William Westhoff, Sr., built a store in the area on the south side of Twelve Mile Coleto (also known as Cottonwood) Creek eleven miles southeast of Yorktown. A post office was established in December 1851 in Adolph Meyer's home on the Clinton-Goliad road, half a mile to the southeast. It was moved to Westhoff's store after November 1856. In April 1873 a mail route was opened to Cuero, Arneckeville, Meyersville, Weser, and Goliad, and the next year the post office was moved to Isaac Egg's store, three miles downstream and across the creek. Until this time the settlements scattered along both sides of the Twelve Mile Coleto were known as Meyersville, but after 1873 the southside community begun by Westhoff was called Upper Meyersville. The northside settlement became known as Lower Meyersville, and Lower" was eventually dropped.

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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Place type

Upper Meyersville is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    28.91942700
    Longitude
    -97.34638090

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Upper Meyersville by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
33 2009 Local Officials