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WITTING, TEXAS

Lavaca County, Central Texas South

FM 1295 at FM 340
Between Hallettsville and Moulton
Not on the State Map
Population: 90 (1990)

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Witting Texas church
A church in Witting
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

Witting dates from 1831, when Edwin Richeson, received a Mexican land grant. Like much of the region, Anglo settlers moved west after the Civil War, selling their land to the recently arrived German immigrants. The nucleus of Richeson's former grant was a cluster or business (blacksmith, store and gin) that was named after prominent landowner George Witting.

The community was granted a post office in 1880 (which closed in 1906). While cotton prices were high, Witting thrived. A community hall was built in the 1890s. The Lutheran church was built in the late 1920s and a Catholic church in 1944. Witting was thriving in the early 1950s, with seven stores - even though the population was less than 100.

When cotton prices dropped and the gin closed its doors in the late 50s, the effect on the town was immediate. The school consolidated with those in Moulton and Hallettsville and today the only business left is a restaurant although the population is 90.

Visits to Witting:

Witting Tx highway sign
Entering Witting
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Photographer's Note:
Witting is on FM 1295 at FM 340. Rosie's Hideaway has been written up in several magazines as a place for good food. - Barclay Gibson, 2009
Witting Tx - Rosie's Hideaway
The only business left in town
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Witting Tx old barn with windmill
Old barn with windmill.
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Witting Tx - Shed
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Witting Tx - Witting Cemetery
Witting Cemetery.
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Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
Witting Texas old store
TE photo, October 2006
Witting, Texas
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