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MUSTANG, TEXAS

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Denton County, North Central Texas

FM 1385, between Pecan and Mustang Creeks
15 Miles NE of Denton the county seat
6 Miles SE of Pilot Point
Population: Unknown

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Mustang Baptist Church, Texas
Mustang Baptist Church
Photo courtesy J.J. Rice, 2008

History in a Pecan Shell

The community, which dates from the late 1850s, was either named for the wild horses that once ran wild in the area or for the wild grapes that grew along the creek banks. It wasnít until 1876 that Mustang was granted a post office (which closed in 1907). The 1890 population was 75 and Mustang had a store, school, and union church. The population may have had its ups and downs Ė but figures arenít available. No doubt its growth was stunted by its proximity to Pilot Point. After The Great Depression there were only fifty residents served by two local businesses and today the population is dispersed and there is no town center. The cemetery and two churches remain.

Mustang Baptist Church Sign, Texas
Photo courtesy J.J. Rice, 2008
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Photographer's Note:
Since Mustang was incorporated into Pilot Point there's no sign telling population anymore...thats why I took the picture of the Mustang church sign. It tells the age of the town by the incorporation date of the church-1868.

Mustang sits on Hwy 1385 in Denton county about 10 miles north of Hwy 380. The only thing left of what was the town is a very old church and a newer (80ish) baptist church. But judging by the old church- it was a town of historic value and would be worth adding to your list of north central ghost towns. - J.J. Rice, September 29, 2008

Mustang Texas Old Gas Station
Old gas station in Mustang
Photo courtesy J.J. Rice, 2008
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Mustang, TX Denton County post office info
Mustang, TX Denton County  1870s Postmark
Cover canceled with Mustang, TX 1870s postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

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