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Nada, Texas
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Coordinates: 29°24′18″N 96°23′11″W / 29.40500°N 96.38639°W / 29.40500; -96.38639Coordinates: 29°24′18″N 96°23′11″W / 29.40500°N 96.38639°W / 29.40500; -96.38639
Country United States
State Texas
County Colorado
154 ft (47 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 979
GNIS feature ID 1342352

Nada is an unincorporated community in Colorado County, Texas, United States. It is located on State Highway 71 approximately midway between El Campo and Columbus. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 165 in 2000.


Nada is situated along State Highway 71 in southern Colorado County about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Garwood and 20 miles (32 km) south of Columbus.


The original name of the community was Vox Populi (Latin for "Voice of the People"). The present name is an Americanized version of the Czech word "naděje," meaning "hope." The first settlers were J. William Schoellmann and his family, who arrived in the area on February 15, 1881. Many of the early settlers that followed were Czechs and Germans from the Frelsburg area. The first church in Nada was dedicated on October 7, 1897 and a schoolhouse was constructed in 1899 that housed eighteen students. By the mid-1980s, the population was estimated at 165. It remained at that level through 2000.

Although it is unincorporated, Nada has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77460.


Public education in the community of Nada is provided by the Rice Consolidated Independent School District.

In 1948, Nada's school district became part of the Garwood Independent School District, which merged with several other districts in 1970 to form the Rice Consolidated Independent School District.

Notable people

  • Roman Catholic bishop Hugo Mark Gerbermann was born in Nada.
  • Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard Ferdinand Popp was born in Nada.
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