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JEDDO, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Bastrop County, Central Texas South

FM 713 and 1296
9 miles S of Rosanky
18 miles from Bastrop (as the crow flies)
Population: 25 (estimated)

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The old schoolhouse in Jeddo
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History in a Pecan Shell

Jeddo was granted a post office the year it was founded (1874). By 1890 there was one store for the 20 residents and in 1892 two schools reported a combined enrollement of 59 pupils. A mysterious population spike occured when 560 residents were reported in 1896. It may have been explained as an error except it reoccured in 1904 when 559 residents were reported. By 1914 it returned to a more likely figure of 12. No record was kept until around 1933, when ten Jeddoans were present for a headcount.

In 1919 a new school building was built and by 1930 there were thirty students with two instructors. Jeddo's post office closed in 1927. The favored figure for the years 1939 to 1990 was a population of 75.

Jeddo Cemetery

Rev. Benjamin F. Fry 1936 Texas Centennial Marker


St. Phillips Community


Lost Graves of Jeddo
Jeddo Tx - Foggy Jeddo Cemetery
Jeddo Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2006

Jeddo Cemetery

The well-maintained cemetery just north of the main intersection contains the graves of several notable figures - including a veteran of the War of 1812, and Reverend Benjamin F. Fry, who earned a 1936 Centennial grave marker for his participation in the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War.
Jeddo Tx Rev Benjamin F. Fry Grave Centennial Marker
Rev. Benjamin F. Fry Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2009
Centennial Marker Text:

Rev. Benjamin F. Fry
Participated in the siege of Bexar, 1835
The Battle of San Jacinto, 1836
The Mexican War, 1846
Born in Georgia
September 15, 1800
Died in Texas October 3, 1872
His wife
Nancer Carter Fry
Born in Georgia
Died in 1867
Jeddo Tx Rev Benjamin F. Fry Grave Centennial Marker
Rev Benjamin F. Fry Grave
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2009
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Jeddo Cemetery  gate, Texas
Jeddo Cemetery
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2009
Jeddo Cemetery , Texas
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2009
Jeddo Tx Jeddo Cemetery Graves
Graves in Jeddo Cemetery
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2009
Jeddo Cemetery , Texas
More Jeddo Cemetery scene
Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley, 2009
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Lost Graves of Jeddo and
An Occurance at Peach Creek Bridge

by Velma Fogle


African American community (St. Phillips Community)

There is a large African American community (St. Phillips Community) that is part of Jeddo. That is probably the reason for the large numbers that seem strange. This community was counted. Orginially St. Phillips Colony, the colored community was "The Colony" to the whites in Jeddo. The school and churches were segregated but the whites and blacks lived as neighbors on the same economic level. They were all farmers. There were actual strong friendships between some of the whites and blacks.

There are African Americans buried in the Jeddo Community.

Major Marshall Henry Short ( a white man) who fought in the Texas Revolution, Mexican War and the Civil War is buried in an unmarked grave in the Jeddo Cemetery. - Velma Fogle, December 15, 2004
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  • Subject: Lost graves of Jeddo
    I just want to say thank you for the information and picture of the tombstone of James Bownds (Lost graves of Jeddo). James was a brother of two of my great-grandmothers, Eliza Jane Bownds Ponton and Mary Ann Bownds Offield. Thanks for taking the time to share information with others, who would never know it was there. - Nora Tyler, March 24, 2006
  • Bastrop County TX  1907 postal map
    Bastrop County 1907 postal map showing Jeddo
    S of Bastrop

    near Caldwell and Fayette County line

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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