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COMYN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Comanche County, Central Texas North

32° 4' 23" N, 98° 28' 13" W (32.073056, -98.470278)
FM 1496
About 3 Miles SW of Highway 6
About 8 Miles SE of De Leon
4 Miles W of Dublin
16 Miles SW of Stephenville
23 Miles NE of Comanche
Population: 40 (2000) 27 (1990)


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History in a Pecan Shell

The town became known as Theney after trading-post owner W. F. Matheney, around 1875. Things got moving when the Texas Central Railroad arrived in 1881. It was at this point where the town underwent a change of name – after M.T. Comyn, the railroad’s construction engineer. The town’s school however continued the name Theney.

A post office was granted and soon Comyn had all essential business. Humble Oil built a tank farm here in the late teens but after 1919, expansion had shut down and the workers were gone.

The town had a vibrant school (built in the 1920s) but as the population shrank, the school closed for want of pupils (1952). Before the decade was over, the post office also closed.

From a population of 30 in 1939, it was estimated to be 27 by 1990.

Comyn Chronicles / World War II

Bombing of Desdemona by Clay Coppedge

"... A second Japanese balloon made it to the tiny community of Comyn in Comanche County. Wade Cowan, a member of Company D of the Texas State Guard at the time, said the balloons were "about 30 feet high when extended and carried five metal canisters. Four were incendiaries and one was a fragmentary, or anti-personnel device." ... more

Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Theny
(Above "M" in "COMANCHE")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Comanche County 1940s map
1940s Comanche County map showing Comyn
(Near Erath County line, above "CH" in "COMANCHE")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Comyn, Texas Area Towns:
Comanche | De Leon | Dublin | Stephenville
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