Many towns, created in the 1800s after Texas gained its independence from Mexico, celebrate their connection to stage stops and postal services as an important part of their history.
In 1836, Texas outlined the mail route service connecting Austin to San Antonio through Gonzales and Seguin. These routes later would become stagecoach routes carrying both mail and passengers. Communities along the future routes owe their origins and names to the names of those post offices. Some of these communities prospered when the stage and mail service was established at their location. Those communities that were bypassed by stage and postal service became ghost towns.