on a Pinhead|
The town dates from the 1840s when it was first
settled alongside the Old San Antonio Road. It later became a stop on the Katy
Railroad around 1900 – and very little has happened since. The first available
population figures showed 40 people here in the 1980s.
Comal, Texas has
no connection to the community of Comal Town.
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Map showing Comal|
Courtesy General Land Office
|Comal, Texas Forum|
Subject: The Meaning of "comal"
I would like to note that "comal"
does not mean basin in Spanish. For starters, it is an indigenous word in origin
accepted into the Spanish language because of its popular use. "Comal" is a slightly
curved pan made of clay or metal on which tortillas are cooked and coffee/cocoa
beans are toasted. The Spanish word for basin is "Cuenca". - Maritza Price,
March 03, 2008