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MEDILL, TEXAS

Lamar County, North Central Texas

FM 2468 at the junction of Springhill Road
13 Miles NE of Paris
About 8 Miles SE of Arthur City
About 9 Miles N of Blossom
Population: 50 (2000, 1990)

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Medill TX - Springhill Cemetery
Springhill Cemetery in Medill
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

Established in the early 1860s, it had been known originally as Spring Hill. In 1881 a post office was granted under the name Gibson, Texas but that one was closed in 1901. It reopened the same year under the present name which comes from William Medill, a man who was once assistant postmaster general.

1914 showed three general stores in Medill as well as a cotton gin and a school although no population figures are available for that year. By the time the Great Depression was winding down, there were 100 Medillites calling the town home.

By the 1970s only the cemetery and church were left with a sprinkling of residences. The 1990 census counted 50 scattered residents and that number was used again in 2000.

Medill TX - country road
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010



Medill, TX, Lamar County  post office info
Medill, TX, Lamar County  1944 postmark
Cover canceled with Medill, TX 1944 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

Lamar County TX 1882 postal map
Lamar County 1882 map showing Spring Hill
NE of Paris, near Red River County & Red River
From Texas state map #2134
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

TX Lamar County 1940s Map
Lamar County 1940s map showing Medill
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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Medill, Texas Nearby Towns:
Paris the county seat
Arthur City
Blossom
Clarksville
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