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Weches, Texas
Weches water tower
Country United States
State Texas
County Houston
Founded 1847
Elevation
456 ft (139 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 26
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
75844
Area code(s) 936
GNIS feature ID 1385453

Weches ( WEE-chiz) is an unincorporated community in Houston County, Texas, United States. It is located along the route of the Old San Antonio Road near the Neches River, about twenty-one miles northeast of Crockett. The population was 26 according to the 2000 census.

History

Weches was founded around 1847 by T. J. Hennin near a large village of Tejas Indians and the San Francisco de los Tejas Mission. Hennin chose to name the settlement Neches after the nearby river. A post office operated under that name from January 1847 to July 1848 and under the name Naches from 1853 until 1882. In 1887 an application was made for a new post office, however the name Neches had, in the interim, been designated for another town. With duplicate names prohibited by the postal service, the citizens changed the name to Weches.

  • Weches from the Handbook of Texas Online

Coordinates: 31°32′39″N 95°13′40″W / 31.54417°N 95.22778°W / 31.54417; -95.22778

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