in a Pecan Shell
The town was once on the Southern Pacific Railroad and the lower Devils
River and very near the border with Mexico.
Founded as a station on the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio
Railway in 1882, Devilís River once had a population estimated between
50 and 60.
But long before (6,000 years before) the railroad, the area had been
occupied by people who left artifacts and rock paintings in the vicinity.
As a town, the new railroad connection offered prosperity and as late
as the 1940s an estimated 20 families lived here. When the Amistad
Dam and Reservoir were built, the entire town was flooded and is now
in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas,
asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic
photos, please contact