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THELMA, TEXAS


Bexar County, South Texas

Loop 1604
where it crosses the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks
15 Miles S of downtown San Antonio
Population: 45 (2000)

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Thelma Texas main street & railroad crossing
Some of the remaining businesses along the railroad tracks in Thelma.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January, 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

Thelma was established around 1900 with a post office being granted six years later. The San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad arrived six years after that and Thelma was made a stop.

From a population of 300 in 1914, it declined to just 25 people by 1940 and in the early 1990s it was designated a dispersed rural community. Forty-five people were enumerated for the 2000 Census, insuring that Thelma is still remembered for now.

TX Bexar County 1907 Postal Map
1907 postal map showing Thelma in southern Bexar County
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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