Voss

Voss, on Farm Road 503 in southwestern Coleman County, originated as the headquarters of the Leaday Ranch and was named after the ranch superintendent who petitioned for a post office. The community began to develop in 1904 and soon had three stores, two hotels, a blacksmith shop, a barber shop, a school, a gin, and a post office. In 1946 Voss still had six businesses and 120 people, but by 1980 the population had declined to twenty, although the post office still functioned. Through 2000 the population was still twenty.

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

Voss is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Daylea)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.62098610
    Longitude
    -99.56173320

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Voss by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
20 2009 Local Officials