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MOSHEIM, TEXAS


Bosque County
, Central Texas North

31 37' 35" N, 97 36' 0" W (31.626389, -97.6)

FM 217 and FM 215
S of Meridian the county seat
7.5 miles W of Valley Mills
23 miles MW of Waco
Population: 50 Est.

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Mosheim TX - Store
Mosheim store
Photo courtesy Elicia Cook, September 2017

History in a Pecan Shell

The town formerly known as Live Oak was settled in the 1850s with Jonathan Dansby given as an early (if not the first) settler.

A man named Jeff Howard built the first store in 1886 and submitted the name Mosheim for a post office which was granted the following year.

In 1896 Mosheim had fifty people, a school, and several businesses. The population went from 171 in 1904, to 100 by 1925 and then reached its zenith in 1941 with 200 Mosheimers. It remained close to 200 until the late 1960s when it declined to 75. The town lost its post office in 1976.

Mosheim TX - School & Road Signs
To Gatesville, Jonesboro and CR 3175
Photo courtesy Elicia Cook, September 2017


Mosheim TX School
The ruin of Mosheim school building has collapsed,
September 2021

Photo courtesy Brianna Thomas, September 2021


Mosheim TX School
Mosheim School, September 2017
Photo courtesy Elicia Cook, September 2017


The Mosheim School in 2016. The roof has collapsed.
Photo courtesy Bill Rigney, April 2016


Mosheim TX School with collapsed roof
Another view of the Mosheim School with collapsed roof
Photo courtesy Bill Rigney, April 2016


Mosheim TX School
Mosheim School in 2012
Photo courtesy Bill Rigney, February 2012


TX - Mosheim School
Former Mosheim School in 2003
Photo Courtesy Erik Whetstone

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Mosheim TX - Merry-go-round
Merry-go-round
Photo courtesy Elicia Cook, September 2017


Mosheim TX - Rock Building
Mosheim rock building
Photo courtesy Elicia Cook, September 2017


Mosheim TX - Rock Building
Mosheim rock building
Photo courtesy Elicia Cook, September 2017


TX Bosque County Texas 1920s Map
1920s map showing Mosheim in far South Bosque County
near McLennan & Coryell County line
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Mosheim, Texas Nearby Towns:
Meridian the county seat
Jonesboro
Waco
Gatesville

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