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.


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. The town is part of the 210 and 726 area code districts.

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


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]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Macdona CDP, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Handbook of Texas Online - MACDONA, TX
  3. ^ Handbook of Texas Online - ARTESIAN BELT RAILROAD
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Macdona, Texas

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