Quihi

Name:

Quihi

County:

Medina

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

29°23’30″N 99°01’48″W

Elevation:

843 ft (257 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Quihi is a ghost town in Medina County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Located 9 miles (14 km) north of Hondo, it sits at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2676 and Quihi Creek. In 1936, Quihi received centennial marker Number 5537, a gray granite marker placed to commemorate the Texas Centennial.

Remains:

In 1845, Henri Castro laid out the town on Quihi Lake. The first of Castro’s colony’s families who arrived in 1846 were from the Alsace region. One week after their arrival, the colonists tried to fortify the settlement against Indian depredations, but were targets of repeated incidents until the 1870s. Bethlehem Lutheran Church was established in 1852, and a private school opened in 1856.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The Quihi Schützen Verein (marksmen club) was established in 1890. The club is still active but renamed the Quihi Gun Club and claiming a county-wide membership of upwards of 1,000. The Quihi population has fluctuated over the years, but has remained small.

Remarks:

Louis Boehle was the first postmaster when the Quihi post office was established in 1854. The post office was discontinued in 1872, and the mail routed to New Fountain.