Nada, Texas

Nada is an unincorporated community in Colorado County, Texas, United States. It is located on State Highway 71 approximately midway between El Campo and Columbus. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 165 in 2000.[2]

Unincorporated community in Texas, United States
Nada, Texas

Nada, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates:

29°24′18″N96°23′11″W

Country United States
State Texas
County Colorado
Elevation

154 ft (47 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
77460
Area code(s) 979
GNIS feature ID 1342352[1]

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Nada is situated along State Highway 71 in southern Colorado County about 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Garwood and 20 miles (32 km) south of Columbus.[3]

  • Aerial photo shows the Colorado River near Nada.
  • US post office is on Texas 71 in Nada.

The original name of the community was Vox Populi (Latin for “Voice of the People”). The present name is an Americanized version of the Czech word “naděje,” meaning “hope.” The first settlers were J. William Schoellmann and his family, who arrived in the area on February 15, 1881.[4] Many of the early settlers that followed were Czechs and Germans from the Frelsburg area.[2] The first church in Nada was dedicated on October 7, 1897 and a schoolhouse was constructed in 1899 that housed eighteen students. By the mid-1980s, the population was estimated at 165. It remained at that level through 2000.[2]

Nada has a post office with the ZIP code 77460.[5]

  • Nada community center is on Old Nada Road.
  • State historical marker is located at the post office.
  • Saint Mary’s Catholic Church serves Nada.

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