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    MIKESKA, TEXAS

    Live Oak County, South Texas
    About 5 Miles SE of George West
    On the Nueces River

    Population: 00010 (2000)

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    Mikeska Tx - Bridge To Mikeska
    Bridge To Mikeska
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Peter Mikeska, a Moravian Czech settled here in the early 1890s. Enough people had clustered around Miskeska’s ranch to request a post office which was opened in 1903.

    With the arrival of the San Antonio, Uvalde, and Gulf Railroad in 1916, a proper town was platted and the future looked so promising that in 1918, there was thought of usurping the county seat status of George West. The hopes were too high.

    The number of residents only numbered 100 in the mid 1920s but the community had a school and essential businesses. Mr. Mikeska took a very active interest in his town which became evident upon his death in 1928. The population declined overnight and the community’s nearness to George West gave businesses no reason to open (or stay) in Mikeska.

    The post office, closed sometime after WWII and today only unpaved roads and scattered residences mark what was once thought to be a rival to the county seat.
    Mikeska TX Downtown
    Downtown Mikeska
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
    Mikeska Tx - Railroad Crossing
    Railroad Crossing
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2011
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