Ruben E. Ochoa

WEAVER, TEXAS (Kinney County). Weaver was near Lost Springs eleven miles southwest of Camp Wood in northeastern Kinney County. The community was probably named for the Weaver family who constructed a log home near the spring in 1884. A school house built the same year was the focus of the Weaver school district and was attended by the Sprott, Yancy, Herndon, and Weaver children during its early years of operation. Records indicate that twenty students attended the one-teacher Weaver School in 1897. The school was discontinued in 1901, when six students were in attendance. The Weaver School building was reconditioned and used as a hay barn on the Herndon Ranch until the mid-1970s. There is evidence that a cemetery was maintained in the community.

Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981). Kinney County: 125 Years of Growth, 1852–1977 (Brackettville, Texas: Kinney County Historical Society, 1977).

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, Ruben E. Ochoa, "WEAVER, TX (KINNEY COUNTY)," accessed October 22, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrwwn.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas AlmanacFor more information about towns and counties including physical features, statistics, weather, maps and much more, visit the Town Database on TexasAlmanac.com!

Get this week's most popular Handbook of Texas articles delivered straight to your inbox