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YANCEY, TEXAS

Medina County, Texas Hill Country

29 8' 22" N, 99 8' 42" W (29.139444, -99.145)

FM 462 and FM 2200
14 Miles S of Hondo the county seat
19 Miles SE of D'Hanis
46 Mile SW of San Antonio
Population: 202 est. (2000)

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Yancey School Texas
Former Yancey School
TE photo, March 2007

History in a Pecan Shell

Once known as Tehuacana and also as Moss, Texas, it was named for not one, but two youngs men with the first name of Yancey. Yancey Strait and Yancey Kilgore were sons of prominent land owners. A post office was granted in 1897 and the town consisted of little more than school store, cotton gin and post office.

The area had three separate schools (Community School, Styles, and Tehuacana) before they merged in 1912. The mostly German-American population was 350 in 1914 and the town was once noted for it's watermelons, peaches and plums.

In the mid-1920s Yancy was primarily comprised of the school, residences and two churches. The population remained at 275 in the early 1960s but declined to just over 202 in the late 1980s. The population in 2000 shows 202.

Yancey Texas country store and gas station
Gas station and store
TE photo, March 2007

Yancey United Methodist Church Texas
Yancey United Methodist Church
TE photo, March 2007
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Yancey United Methodist Church Historical Marker, Texas
Yancey United Methodist Church Historical Marker
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Yancey former schools,  Yancey Texas
Yancey former schools
TE photo, March 2007
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Yancey High School  cornerstone, Yancey Texas
Yancey High School cornerstone
TE photo, March 2007
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Yancey, Texas Nearby Towns:
Hondo the county seat
D'Hanis
San Antonio

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