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BRUNDAGE, TEXAS


Dimmit County, South Texas

2835'43"N 9939'45"W (28.595243, -99.662611)

Hwy 85 and FM 65
12 miles NE of Carrizo Springs the county seat
6 miles W of Big Wells
55 miles E of Eagle Pass
ZIP code 78834
Area code 830
Population: 27 (2021) 31 (2000)

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Brundage Tx Road Sign

Brundage highway sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011


History in a Pecan Shell

S. P. Brundage platted the town in 1909, and the community grew quickly after it became a stop on the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad around 1910, the year it was granted a post office. The settlement shipped onions, strawberries, and other crops. By 1915 Brundage had over 100 residents, two stores and a telephone connection.

An extended drought drove many Dimmit and La Salle County farmers off their land by the late teens.

By 1925 the population was down to fifty.

In 1936 the community still had a depot and a post office, one business, and a cluster of houses.

In 1944 the post office closed, and by 1953 the school had been consolidated with Big Wells.

By the mid-1980s the old school building (c. 1918) had been converted into a restaurant but nothing else remained except a cemetery and a few dwellings.

TX Dimmit County 1920s map
1920s map showing Brundage in northern Dimmit County
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Brundage, Texas Nearby Towns:
Carrizo Springs the county seat
Big Wells
Asherton
Crystal City
Valley Wells
Eagle Pass
See Dimmit County

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