Macdona, Texas

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Macdona is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Bexar County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 559.[1] Macdona lies along the Union Pacific rail line near Loop 1604 in southwest Bexar County. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Macdona was named for George Macdona, an Englishman, who owned the townsite.[2] The first recorded sale of town lots was dated July 7, 1886.[2] The Macdona post office (78054) opened in 1886. On September 1, 1909, the Artesian Belt opened a 42-mile (68 km) line between Macdona and Christine.[3] In 2000, Macdona was reported to have 297 persons.

On June 28, 2004, a Union Pacific train crashed into a BNSF train, killing three.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Macdona has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 29°19′33″N 98°41′28″W / 29.32583°N 98.69111°W / 29.32583; -98.69111