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SEGOVIA, TEXAS

Kimble County, Texas Hill Country
On I-10
11 miles SE of Junction
Population: 25 (estimate)

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Segovia Texas old post office
The old Post Office in Segovia
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, August 2005
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Photographer's Note
Segovia now appears to be mainly a truck stop and a few houses. The Post office building was the only older building I saw. - Erik Whetstone, March 18, 2006

History in a Pecan Shell


Segovia, was named after the city in Spain and began life in the early 1860s. The settlement was granted a post office in 1900 and the population has remained small throughout Segovia's history. There were only 10 people living there in the mid 1920s but as highways improved, the area started receiving more tourists and soon 25 people lived there catering to visiting campers and adventurers. With the arrival of the Great Depression the population went right back to ten. It increased to 20 after WWII, swelled to 63 in the mid-1960s, reached over 60 in 1966 and topped out at 101 from 1974 through the mid 1980s. The estimate in the early 90s was a mere 25.

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The Segovia 1938 Through Truss Bridge:

Photographer's Note: "The 1938 120' through truss over Johnson Creek is just north of I-10 and in full view of it. The bridge is open but the road dead ends just to the west of it." - Barclay Gibson, January 19, 2008
Segovia Tx 1938 Through Truss Bridge
The 1938 through truss bridge near Segovia
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 19, 2008
Segovia Tx 1938 Through Truss Bridge
The 1938 through truss bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 19, 2008
Segovia Tx 1938 Through Truss Bridge
The 1938 through truss bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 19, 2008
Segovia Tx 1938 Through Truss Bridge marker
The 1938 through truss bridge marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 19, 2008
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