Weesatche, Texas

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Weesatche, Texas
Unincorporated community
Weesatche is located in Texas
Weesatche
Weesatche
Weesatche is located in the US
Weesatche
Weesatche
Coordinates: 28°50′50″N 97°26′53″W / 28.84722°N 97.44806°W / 28.84722; -97.44806Coordinates: 28°50′50″N 97°26′53″W / 28.84722°N 97.44806°W / 28.84722; -97.44806
Country United States
State Texas
County Goliad
Elevation 233 ft (71 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77993

Weesatche (/ˈwsæ/ WEE-satch) is an unincorporated community in northern Goliad County, Texas, United States. It lies along State Highway 119 north of the city of Goliad, the county seat of Goliad County.[1] Its elevation is 233 feet (71 m).[2] Although Weesatche is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77993.[3] The community is part of the Victoria, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Weesatche was founded around the year 1850 under the name of Middletown, being halfway between Clinton and Goliad, and its post office was established on 1855-11-22. However, confusion with a Middletown in Comal County led locals to rename the community after the sweet acacia tree; the community's name is a corruption of the plant's alternate name, huisache. A post office under the name of Weesatche was opened in May 1860; although it closed during the Civil War, it was restored in 1870.[4]

Public services[edit]

Local children have attended the schools of the Goliad ISD since Weesatche's schools were consolidated into it in 1963. The community has a volunteer fire department.[4]

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