Yancey, previously known as Tehuavana and Moss, Texas, is an unincorporated community in Medina County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is also part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area that is located on FM 462, in the south-central part of the county. It was founded in 1897 and was named after Yancey Kilgore and Yancey Strait, children of the townsite landowners. Three schools operated in the region until they were merged into one big school in the early 19th century. By then, the town had 350 residents and most of them were German-Americans. The community also became known for its high-quality plums, peaches, and its popular “Yancey watermelons.” Cotton, corn, broomcorn, honey, sorghum grains, hogs, goats, and cattle were also among its primary products. The town also features an oil business and an RV repair business. Despite that, its residents remained steady throughout the years. As of 2000, it has a population of 202. Although one source stated that the town recently increased to 649.
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