Andice, Texas

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Andice
City of Andice
Andice is located in Texas
Andice
Andice
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°46′55″N 97°51′6″W / 30.78194°N 97.85167°W / 30.78194; -97.85167Coordinates: 30°46′55″N 97°51′6″W / 30.78194°N 97.85167°W / 30.78194; -97.85167
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Williamson County
Area
 • Total 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2003)[1]
 • Total 25
 • Density 0/sq mi (0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78628
Area code(s) 512
Website www.andicetexas.us

Andice (/ˈænds/ AN-dyse) is a town located in Williamson County, Texas.[1] It is situated about 15 miles north of Georgetown, Texas and about 38 miles north of Austin.[2] According to the 2000 census, the population was 25; it was 25 in the 2005 census estimate.[3]

History[edit]

Also called Berry's Creek and Stapp, Andice is located at the intersection of Farm Roads 2338 and 970, five miles southwest of Florence in northwest Williamson County. The site was first settled by Joshua Stapp, who built a log structure to serve as a school and church in 1857. In 1876 Andrew Jackson, the proprietor of a small store on Berry Creek near the site of the future town, was appointed postmaster of the Berry's Creek post office, which continued in operation until 1879.

Andice's name dates back to 1899 when Rev. William Isaac Newton applied for a new post office to be named after his newborn son, Audice. Postal officials misread the name as "Andice" and approved that name. Today, the common, though incorrect, pronunciation of the town name is "an-dice". Taking the name's origin into consideration, the correct pronunciation is "an-diss". The latter is the pronunciation used by older, native residents, but is rare amongst younger generations and recent implants to the area.[4]

According to Georgetown, Tx native Gus Webber, the town received its name from a local gas station. The only sign at the gas station, which read "Beer and Ice", had lost partial power to the light bulbs that illuminated the word "Beer" leaving "and Ice" the only words on the biggest sign in town, but this is a myth and some say is disrespectful to the town's founders. In fact, the true locals of the town can tell if you have ever been there before just by hearing you pronounce the name. "An-diss," they say, "shows a real Texan from the "And-ice" Yankees just coming for the burgers.

Geography[edit]

Andice is located at geographical coordinates 30°46′55″N 97°51′06″W / 30.7819°N 97.8516°W / 30.7819; -97.8516 (30.781940, -97.851940).

Education[edit]

The Town of Andice is served by the Florence Independent School District.

When the town's schoolhouse was active, into the 1960s, its mascot was the Owls.

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, Andice has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andice, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  2. ^ "City of Jarrell, Texas". City of Jarrell. Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-48.xls
  4. ^ http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hna34
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Andice, Texas

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