PEARSON, TEXAS. Pearson is on Farm Road 471 and the Southern Pacific line, midway between Castroville and Natalia in east central Medina County. It was named for Frederick Stark Pearson, chief engineer of the Medina irrigation project. The town was laid out in 1912 on the Southern Pacific line between LaCoste and Noonan's Switch and was developed by the San Antonio Suburban Irrigated Farms Company under the direction of agent Charles F. C. Ladd. Pearson was near a Medina irrigation canal. No lots in the projected townsite were sold, and the area reverted to irrigated farm acreage. The Pearson School was established in 1925 and was classified as an intermediate school of seven grades. Equipment available at the school included "Texas history charts, physiology charts, Striker's reading charts, a planetarium, Compton's Encyclopedia, a printing set, flash cards, a hectograph, one Webster's Dictionary, a flag and pole, and a good water system." One business operated in the community in 1931. In 1989 Pearson had a catfish farm, the Chacon Lake Baptist Church, and several residences.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Ruben E. Ochoa, "Pearson, TX," accessed May 01, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrp19.
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