TexasEscapes.com HOME Welcome to Texas Escapes
A magazine written by Texas
Custom Search
New   |   Texas Towns   |   Ghost Towns   |   Counties   |   Trips   |   Features   |   Columns   |   Architecture   |   Images   |   Archives   |   Site Map

Live OakCounty TX
Live Oak County

Counties
Texas Counties


Texas Towns
A - Z

George West Hotels

More Hotels

DINERO, TEXAS


Texas Ghost Town

Live Oak County, South Texas

Farm Road 534, 3 miles West of I-37

SE of George West the county seat
Population: 35 Est. ( 2000)

Dinero Area Hotels › George West Hotels

Dinero Texas ruin
Dinero ruin
TE Photo, 2006

History in a Pecan Shell

Timeline of significant events in Dinero's History:

1846: First called Barlow's Ferry after ferry operator E. Barlow
1858: Dinero's first school is opned.
1872: Name is changed to Dinero (Spanish for "money"). Legends of lost Spanish silver mines may have suggested the name, but others say it comes from the rich resources of the county.
1885: The population is twenty and the town receives a post office.
1892: Population reaches 70.
1914: The population, now numbering thirty, moves one mile west to the rails of San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad.
1920s: Oil and gas discoveries prove disappointing and hopes of a boomtown are dashed.
1943: Dinero's population stands at fifty.
1949: Dinero's segregated schools are merged with schools in George West.

Texas Flag  flying over Dinero, Texas
A brand-new Texas flag flies over Dinero's sole business
TE Photo, 2006

Take a road trip

South Texas

Dinero , Texas Nearby Towns:
George West the county seat
See Live Oak County

Book Hotel Here:
George West Hotels | More Hotels

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


Texas Escapes Online Magazine »   Archive Issues » Home »
TEXAS TOWNS & COUNTIES TEXAS LANDMARKS & IMAGES TEXAS HISTORY & CULTURE TEXAS OUTDOORS MORE
Texas Counties
Texas Towns A-Z
Texas Ghost Towns

TEXAS REGIONS:
Central Texas North
Central Texas South
Texas Gulf Coast
Texas Panhandle
Texas Hill Country
East Texas
South Texas
West Texas

Courthouses
Jails
Churches
Schoolhouses
Bridges
Theaters
Depots
Rooms with a Past
Monuments
Statues

Gas Stations
Post Offices
Museums
Water Towers
Grain Elevators
Cotton Gins
Lodges
Stores
Banks

Vintage Photos
Historic Trees
Cemeteries
Old Neon
Ghost Signs
Signs
Murals
Gargoyles
Pitted Dates
Cornerstones
Then & Now

Columns: History/Opinion
Texas History
Small Town Sagas
Black History
WWII
Texas Centennial
Ghosts
People
Animals
Food
Music
Art

Books
Cotton
Texas Railroads

Texas Trips
Texas Drives
Texas State Parks
Texas Rivers
Texas Lakes
Texas Forts
Texas Trails
Texas Maps
USA
MEXICO
HOTELS

Site Map
About Us
Privacy Statement
Disclaimer
Contributors
Staff
Contact Us

 
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes LLC. All Rights Reserved