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MOSHEIM, TEXAS

Bosque County, North Central Texas
FM 217 and FM 215
7.5 miles W of Valley Mills
23 miles MW of Waco
Population: 75 (1990)

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Mosheim TX School
Photo courtesy Bill Rigney, December 2012
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.
TX - Mosheim School
The former school at Mosheim
Photo Courtesy Erik Whetstone, 2003
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