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NICKEL, TEXAS

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Gonzales County, Central Texas South

Ranch Road 532
12 miles NE of Gonzales the county seat

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The Nickel Store
Photo courtesy Murray Montgomery, February 2019
History in a Pecan Shell

Nickel, also sometimes spelled Nickle had a post office in 1886.

In 1890 the population was 25 persons with a gin, a gristmill and mail from
Gonzales three times a week. In 1896 Nickelodeans got their mail daily.

The town only had 10 people during the Great Depression and the last time they had population figures (1948), there were 25 people listed on the census.

Rand McNally maps still show Nickel as a community and so do the detailed Gonzales County maps. Today Nickel consists of the picturesque old store and whatever population is there is dispersed.
Old store in Nickel Texas
The Nickel store
Photo courtesy Murray Montgomery, 2003

The Man from Nickel: Leslie Jones Askey
by Murray Montgomery


Many years have come and gone since Leslie Jones Askey was born near Old Moulton, in Gonzales County, Texas – over 97 of them, to be exact.......

He comes back to Nickel every now and then just to see how things have changed. Recalling his memories of the old store, Les is still upset about someone chopping down a huge live oak tree that was standing out front. That happened many years ago but he can’t understand why anyone would take down such a beautiful tree. “People around here should have never let them cut that tree down,” he said. “It wasn’t bothering anybody.” .... more

Nickel TX Gonzales County  post office info
Nickel TX Gonzales County 1895 Postmark
Cover canceled with Nickel, TX 1895 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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