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UHLAND, TEXAS

Caldwell County, Central Texas South

On the Hays County Line
Hwy 21 and FM 2720
7 miles NW of Lockhart
3 miles SW of Neiderwald
11 miles NE of San Marcos
Population: 1,014 (2010) 386 (2000)

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The Great Comanche Raid Historical Marker
The Great Comanche Raid Historical Marker
TE photo, 2001
A marker showing where the Comanches crossed on their way to the coast during the Comanche Raid of 1840 is found just south of the former downtown Uhland.
History in a Pecan Shell

Uhland stands today on what was the site of the former Live Oak Community. There was a post office from 1892 to 1902. Even with the closing of the post office, the town prospered.

As late as 1950 there were seven business in Uhland. Ninety people lived in Uhland in 1920. Population rose to 1,014 in 2010 census from 386 in 2000. Uhlanders commute to nearby San Marcos or Lockhart.
Uhland Texas mailboxes and Vines on brick wall
"Uhland Mercantile (the brick art deco building) was owned by my grandparents, A.D. and Caroline Fuchs, from 1940 until they retired in 1978." - Jill Garonzik Kelley
TE photo, October 2007

Uhland, Texas - additions and corrections:

The historic Club 21 (built in 1893,) was a bar and 9-pin bowling alley with a basketball gym that also served as a dance hall (added in 1912.) Live bands performed on Saturday nights until it burned to the ground in 2010 after a racing car crashed into the building. It was the longest, continually run dance hall in Texas.*

In 2016 the field south of the church was sold to developers who plan to put a truck stop/ convenience store on the property.

The original general store was opened in 1892.

"Louis Scheh, a German native who moved to the area in 1880 named the town for a German poet he admired, Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862.)"

- Jill Garonzik Kelley, August 30, 2016
Uhland Texas Firestone
TE photo, October 2007
Milk Bottle Motel, Uhland, Texas
The prop from the office of the Milk Bottle Motel featured in the movie 'Michael' filmed in Utley Texas.
TE photo, October 2007

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