Wayside was two miles west of McDade and three miles north of Oak Hill in northern Bastrop County. It was established by 1860 by German settlers. In 1905 Wayside had a one-teacher school for fifty-one students. The school burned in 1924, and a new building was constructed to replace it. Much of the area included in the Wayside school district was taken over by Camp Swift in the early 1940s; the Wayside school was consolidated with the McDade independent district in 1949. No evidence of the community appeared on county highway maps by the 1940s.
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