Westhoff, Texas

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Westhoff, Texas
Westhoff is located in Texas
Westhoff
Westhoff
Location within the state of Texas
Westhoff is located in the United States
Westhoff
Westhoff
Westhoff (the United States)
Coordinates: 29°11′42″N 97°28′16″W / 29.19500°N 97.47111°W / 29.19500; -97.47111Coordinates: 29°11′42″N 97°28′16″W / 29.19500°N 97.47111°W / 29.19500; -97.47111
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyDeWitt
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Westhoff is an unincorporated community in northwestern DeWitt County, Texas, United States. The population of the town peaked at near 500 in the mid-1920s, and since the 1960s most official documents list the town population at 410, where it remained as of 2000.[1]

History[edit]

Westhoff was originally called Bello, and under the latter name was laid out in 1906 when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway was extended to that point.[1] The present name Westhoff was adpoted in 1909 in honor of William Westhoff.[2] The town suffered a serious fire in 1913.[1] A post office has been in operation at Westhoff since 1906.[3]

Education[edit]

Westhoff students may attend Westhoff Independent School District.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Westhoff has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Westhoff, Tx". Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Communities of DeWitt County play vital role in county's heritage". The Victoria Advocate. Apr 5, 2003. pp. 2E. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ "DeWitt County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Westhoff, Texas

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