a Pecan Shell
There isnít much
known about this all-but-forgotten town. It had a functioning post
office from 1885 to 1891 and by 1900 there was a twelve-student one
teacher schoolhouse. It remained on maps into the 1940s but by the
late 1980s all that was left was the community cemetery.
1 of 3 communities (Aldine, Reagan
Wells and Heard) on the 8 mile stretch
The old school & cemetery is all the evidence the town existed. There
is a guest log by the cemetery gate that has a little history. I did
see in the documents that Aldine did have a store at one time. Many
unmarked graves and those that have stones appear to be made with
local rock and all have deteriated to not being legible. I guess this
would be considered a ghost town. The old school appears to be in
pretty fair shape for it's age, but I guess as residences became fewer
upkeep went with it. - William
Beauchamp, June 2010
County map showing Reagan Wells.
(N of Uvalde. Above "A"
Photo courtesy Texas General Land Office
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