a Pecan ShellThere
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 of FM-1051.
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. -
Beauchamp, June 2010
Uvalde County map showing Reagan Wells. |
of Uvalde. Above "A" in "U-V-A-L-D-E")
courtesy Texas General Land Office