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GUADALUPE, TEXAS

Victoria County, Texas Gulf Coast

US 87
About 6 Miles SE of Victoria
Population: 00106 (2000)

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Approaching Guadalupe
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
History in a Pecan Shell

The community was once part of the Martin de Leon Colony (established in 1824). Settlers began arriving later that decade. The name was to honor Guadalupe Victoria, first president of the newly independent Republic of Mexico.

The name was loosely applied for years until the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad arrived in 1860. They made Guadalupe a stop, making the name official.

A post office was granted in 1850 but only lasted two years, In 1897 another post office opened, this one lasted until 1935. (See postmark below.)

Growth was stunted by the community's proximity to Victoria and the population stayed at an estimated 120 residents from 1900 through the 1980s. In the 1950s there was a deep decline and from the mid 1980s to the 2000 census, the population stood at 106.
Guadalupe TX - Barn
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
Guadalupe TX - Barn
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, May 2013
Guadalupe TX Victoria Co 1935 Postmark
Guadalupe TX Victoria Co 1935 Postmark
Cover cancelled with Guadalupe TX 1935 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Guadalupe, Texas
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