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Dernal, Victoria County, TX

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Dernal, Victoria County, TX

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 11:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dernal, Spies, Slaughter, Garcia
Hello. I am looking for information about the small community of Dernal, located near the intersection of FM 1432 and the Old Bloomington Road, north of Bloomington. It first appears on maps in about 1913 or so, never seems to have been incorporated or a specific ED in the censuses. I have a handful of newspaper articles about gas exploration there during the 1920s and have tracked down a few people (i.e. Dalton B. Spies, W.O. Slaughter, Mateo Garcia, etc) on census records from the first part of 20th century. I assume that the town must have been named for someone named "Dernal", which may be a Latino name, but can't find anyone by that name in any search of records. Does anyone have any information? Thanks - Carole

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