D'Hanis, Texas

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D'Hanis is a census-designated place[1] in central Medina County, Texas, United States.[2] The population was 548, as of 2000.[2] 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[2] 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.[2]

History[edit]

D'Hanis is named for Count von D'Hanis, who founded the town about 1845.[3]

Geography[edit]

D'Hanis is at an elevation of 883 feet (269 m) above Sea level according to the GNIS.[1]

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[4] and the district superintendent is Pam Seipp.[5] Its mascots are (middle school) Colts and (high school) Cowboys and Cowgirls.[6] 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.[2] The ruins of Fort Lincoln, another historical attraction, can be found north of town along FM 1796.[2]

Likely the town's most active time of year, hunting season brings visitors flocking to D'Hanis from all over the state.[citation needed]

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