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    REXVILLE, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Austin County, Central Texas South
    Once six miles SW of Sealy
    On the East Bank of the San Bernard River

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Although Anglo settlement here dates from the late 1830s (making it a contempory of [relatively nearby] San Felipe), it didn't develop until the late 1870s with the arrival of German immigrants.

    Then known as Reckville, the spot became a flag stop (meaning trains would stop only when flagged) alongside the tracks of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe (Sealy-Eagle Lake spur) in the 1880s.

    Without enough people for a post office (its mail was routed through Sealy) and located on a river that today is barely more than a trickle of water over a sandy bed, the deck seemed stacked againt poor Reckville. Somewhere along the line, the spelling was changed to Rexville.

    By the 1950s, all that was left of Rexville/ Reckville were some farm buildings. The town-that-might-have-been is today remembered by an Austin county road of the same name and it's appearance on old maps.

    Rexville was suggested for inclusion in our ghost town coverage by Robert Brooks.

    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

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