Nada, Texas

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Nada is an unincorporated community in Colorado County, Texas, United States.[1] According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 165 in 2000.[2]


Oblique air photo of the Colorado River where it crosses from Colorado County into Wharton County near Nada

Nada is located at 29°24′18″N 96°23′11″W / 29.40500°N 96.38639°W / 29.40500; -96.38639 (29.4049674, -96.3863559). It is situated along State Highway 71 in southern Colorado County, approximately three miles south of Garwood and 20 miles south of Columbus.[3]


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.[4] Many of the early settlers that followed were Czechs and Germans from the Frelsburg area.[2] 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.[2]

Although it is unincorporated, Nada has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77460.[5]


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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Nada, Texas". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Nada, Texas". The Handbook of Texas online. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Nada, Texas". Texas Escapes Online Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Nada – Colorado Co.". Czech Heritage Society of Texas, Bexar County Chapter. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  6. ^ Bernard Ferdinand Popp

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