NICKEL, TEXAS. Nickel (Nickle) is a rural community on Ranch Road 532 twelve miles northeast of the town of Gonzales in northeastern Gonzales County. It had acquired a post office by 1886, and in 1890 it had triweekly mail delivery, a gristmill, a gin, a general store, a winemaker, and a population of twenty-five. By 1896 mail was delivered daily. The community had been reduced to one business and ten citizens by 1933. By the mid-1940s its population had grown to twenty-five, but after 1948 no further population figures were available. Nickel was still identified on the 1988 county highway map.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Stephen L. Hardin, "Nickel, TX," accessed August 29, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrn20.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.