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So far, we found very little information about Hackberry. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Hackberry to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hackberry, please Contact Us.

Hackberry was located

Hackberry would have been located within present day Lavaca County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Hackberry, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hackberry, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1862.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Hackberry is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Hackberry was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hackberry would have been located in the (361) area code.

Communities Also Named Hackberry ...

While we believe that this Hackberry is located in Lavaca County, we know of another 6 Texas communities named Hackberry. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bexar, Cottle, Denton, Edwards, Garza and Starr County.

Beyond Texas, there are 12 communities that are also named Hackberry - they are located in Arizona, Kansas (3), Louisiana and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hackberry.

Communities near Hackberry ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hackberry.

  • Schulenburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Hallettsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Weimar
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Flatonia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Moulton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Moravia
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moravia
    • Moravia is located in Lavaca County
  • Breslau
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breslau
    • Breslau is located in Lavaca County
  • New Bielau ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bielau have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bielau
    • New Bielau is located in Colorado County
  • Sublime
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sublime have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublime
    • Sublime is located in Lavaca County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sublime <5>
  • Dubina ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubina
    • Dubina is located in Fayette County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hackberry. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hackberry.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hackberry. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hackberry.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hackberry. See our Newspapers Page for Hackberry.

Adding Hackberry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hackberry in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hackberry was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Hackberry post office opened in 1862.

We also found Hackberry in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hackberry.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hackberry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Lavaca, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hackberry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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