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ASHERTON, TEXAS

Dimmit County, South Texas

2826'50"N 9945'41"W (28.447159, -99.761504)
Hwy 83
8 miles S of Carrizo Springs the county seat
58 miles S of Uvalde
73 miles N of Laredo
Population: 1,144 (2010) 1,342 (2000)

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Asherton TX Carter Ave.
Carter Avenue, Asherton
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan

History in a Pecan Shell

A timeline of significant historic events:
1902: Asher Richardson was a rancher who built the town after buying a huge tract of land in a special state sale. He formed the Asherton Land and Irrigation Company which was to develop 48,000-acres.
1905: Telephone service was connected and construction began on essential buildings.
1909: The town was granted a post office
1910: The Asherton and Gulf Railway began running
1915: The population reaches 1,000 people, with a bank, hotels, blacksmiths, three stores and a lumber yard.
1925: The town is incorporated.
1927: Asherton becomes one of the largest producers of Bermuda onions in the U. S.
1929: The population reaches 2,000, but begins a slow decline that lasts until the 1950s.
1954: Asherton has 2,425 people.
Texas Historic Landmark
Bel Asher in Asherton Texas
Bel-Asher c.1910,
designed by architect Alfred Giles
823 Forest Avenue


Photo Courtesty Jason Penney
Historical Marker:

Bel-Asher

Designed by noted San Antonio architect Alfred Giles and built in 1910, this imposing structure was the home of Asher Richardson and his wife, Mary Isabelle (Belle). Richardson developed the town of Asherton, routing his railroad, the Asherton and Gulf Railway Co., through the city in 1905. Christened with a combination of the Richardsons' first names, the house has remained in the family for generations. An architectural hybrid with some prairie school style influences, Bel-Asher features native sandstone construction and large projecting eaves.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990
AshertonTX, Bel-Asher Historical Marker
Bel-Asher Historical Marker
Photo Courtesty Jason Penney

Asherton Chronicles

Asherton and Gulf Railway
The railroad's offices had originally been in Carrizo Springs.

From 1905 to 1909 the railroad was known as the Nueces Valley, Rio Grande and Mexico Railway Company.

In 1909, 12 miles of track opened between Artesia Wells and Light, Texas and before the year was over, the last 20 miles between Light and Asherton were completed... more
Asherton TX 1st Depot
Asherton's first depot
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
Asherton TX Second  Depot
Asherton's Second Depot
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
More Texas Depots
Asherton, TX - First Train Asherton & Gulf 1908
First Train in Asherton... Asherton & Gulf... 1908
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
Asherton TX 1964
Asherton 1964
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
Asherton 1964
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
Asherton TX street scene
Asherton 1972 street scene
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
Asherton TX High School
Asherton High School
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
More Texas Schoolhouses
Asherton TX Aerial View
Photo courtesy Shirley McMillan
Asherton Auto Sales
"My father bought this garage and dealership (Ford) between 1927-1930. This building was on main street (Carter Street). Asherton Auto Sales burned down Nov. 1950." - Shirley McMillan
Asherton, Texaas Forum
  • My first 10 years of life was in Asherton, TX. Those were wonderful years. - Shirley McMillan, September 03, 2014
  • Asherton Texas watertower
    Asherton water tower
    Photo Courtesty Jason Penney

    Take a road trip
    Asherton, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Carrizo Springs the county seat
    Artesia Wells | Uvalde | Eagle Pass | Laredo
    See Dimmit County | South Texas

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