D'Hanis, Texas

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D'Hanis (/dəˈhænɪs/)[1] is a census-designated place[2] in central Medina County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 548, as of 2000,[3] it is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

D'Hanis is located at the intersections of U.S. Route 90, Farm to Market Road 1796 and Farm to Market Road 2200[3] on Seco Creek. The community is sometimes called New D'Hanis to distinguish it from the site of old D'Hanis one mile to the east.[3]

History[edit]

D'Hanis is named for Count von D'Hanis, who founded the town about 1845.[4]

Geography[edit]

D'Hanis is at an elevation of 883 feet (269 m) above Sea level according to the GNIS.[2]

Education[edit]

The D'Hanis Independent School District maintains a K-12 school located near Highway 90; the current school has been renovated and expanded many times; the most recent additions were completed in the fall of 2009. The current secondary school principal is Kurt Shoemaker[5] and the district superintendent is Scott Higgins,[6] its mascots are (middle school) Colts and (high school) Cowboys and Cowgirls.[7] Basketball, football, baseball, golf, track and tennis are varsity sports there.

The D'Hanis Cemetery and ruins of Saint Dominic Catholic Church

Tourism[edit]

The few remaining walls of St. Dominic's Church and Cemetery, now part of the ghost town of Old D'Hanis, are situated south of Highway 90;[3] the ruins of Fort Lincoln, another historical attraction, can be found north of town along FM 1796.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Almanac, 1956-1957
  2. ^ a b GNIS Detail - D'Hanis Retrieved 8 August 2013
  3. ^ a b c d e f D'Hanis, Texas and Old D'Hanis Texas Texas Escapes Online Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 106.
  5. ^ D'Hanis ISD - Secondary Main Retrieved 8 August 2013 Archived July 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Superintendent - Superintendent Retrieved 8 August 2013
  7. ^ D'Hanis ISD - Home

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Coordinates: 29°19′50″N 99°16′47″W / 29.33056°N 99.27972°W / 29.33056; -99.27972