HINDES, TEXAS. Hindes is just east of State Highway 95 four miles from the Frio county line in southwest Atascosa County. It was named for George F. Hindes, a local rancher who settled there in 1856 and donated land for the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad right-of-way in 1912. He also gave land to establish a town on the rail line. Cotton and corn were the major crops raised in the area in the early 1900s. By 1913 Hindes had a post office, a bank, a general store, a gin, and two churches. A school for children in the surrounding farm community had opened in 1912; it had six rooms. The population of Hindes reached a peak of 100 in 1927 but declined to fifty in the 1930s. In 1934 the school had eighty-eight students and three teachers. The number of businesses varied between one and four. In the 1940s the town had three business, one factory, and scattered dwellings. The post office closed in 1942. By 1974 the population had dropped to fourteen, and no businesses were listed. In 1988 Hindes had a cluster of dwellings and a few widely scattered farm houses. The population was still recorded as fourteen in 1990, where it remained again in 2000.
Atascosa County Centennial, 1856–1956 (Jourdanton, Texas: Atascosa County Centennial Association, n.d.). Atascosa County History (Pleasanton, Texas: Atascosa History Committee, 1984). Margaret G. Clover, The Place Names of Atascosa County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1952).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Linda Peterson, "HINDES, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnh29), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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