NICARAGUA, TEXAS. Nicaragua was situated at the intersection of the old road leading east from Wofford Crossing and the San Antonio-Goliad Road, about two miles south of Helena in Karnes County. Its name may have been connected with the proslavery filibustering and short-lived dictatorship of William Walker in Nicaragua in 1855–57. Nicaragua was a place name on maps of Karnes County from 1859 to 1867.
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