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DULL, TEXAS. Dull, also known as Nettaville, was 3½ miles southeast of Los Angeles on the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad in northeastern La Salle County. The community was named for the Dull Ranch, which had once encompassed a large part of La Salle County, including the townsite. Dull was established in 1912 and was granted a post office the next year. In 1915 the name of the post office was changed to Nettaville; it closed in 1919, but the community of Dull was shown on maps of La Salle County as late as 1965.


Stanley D. Casto, Settlement of the Cibolo-Nueces Strip: A Partial History of La Salle County (Hillsboro, Texas: Hill Junior College Press, 1969).

John Leffler

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John Leffler, "DULL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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