DITTLINGER, TEXAS. Dittlinger, located on the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly the International Great Northern Railroad) four miles southwest of New Braunfels in southeastern Comal County, originated in 1907 as a company town when H. Dittlinger established a lime kiln there. A rock-crushing plant was added to supply materials for highway construction. Dittlinger built low-rent homes for his employees and established a school. In 1934 the property was sold to the United States Gypsum Company. The population of Dittlinger grew from twenty-five at the end of World War II to a reported 171 in the 1980s.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Oscar Haas, "DITTLINGER, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hld26), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on July 24, 2015. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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