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SANDY, TEXAS

Blanco County, Texas Hill Country
FM 1320 and 1323
80 miles W of Austin
7 miles NW of Johnson City
39 miles W of Fredericksburg

Population: 25 (est)

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Sandy Texas former post office
Former post office
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
History in a Pecan shell

Sandy suffered frequent attacks by Indians, but the land was nonetheless settled and the townfolk were granted a post office in 1872.

Sandy became the consolidated school for the neighboring communities of Hickory, Spring Creek and White Oak, but like larger fish eat the smaller - the Johnson City school "ate" the one at Sandy.

Sandy's population never went over 30 according to the Handbook of Texas.

A Visit to Sandy, Texas

Photographer's Note:
Sandy Texas is located at the intersection of FM 1323 & FM 1320 in Blanco County and about 8 Miles NW of Johnson City. The old store at the intersection is about the only visible evidence remaining of Sandy TX. Most of the few residences are off the road and very scattered. The old secluded cemetery is located a couple miles south and a short drive off of FM 1320. - William Beauchamp, June, 2009
Sandy TX Cemetery
Sandy Cemetery
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
Sandy TX Cemetery
Sandy Cemetery
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, 2009
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Sandy Texas post office
Post Office in Sandy
TE photo, 2001
cactus in Sandy Texas
Cactus in Sandy, Texas
TE photo, 2001
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