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NEMO, TEXAS

Somervell County, North Central Texas
Intersection of FM 199 & FM 200
5 miles E of Glen Rose
36 miles SE of Stephenville
79 miles SW of Dallas

Population: 56 (1990)

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Entering Nemo Texas
Entering Nemo Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

The unusual name comes from one of the numerous post office application rejections of the 1800s. A local hero named Jimmie Johnson had had the railroad honor him with the designation of Johnson Station. The townsfolk wanted it continued with the post office designation. The postal authorities in Washington (on-the-Potomac) wanted a shorter name and the consensus of the town was: "If it can't be named after a fine man like Johnson - it shouldn't be named after any man. One of the Latin-speaking citizens suggested Nemo for "no man" and this was accepted by the post office department.

Nemo's population never exceeded 60 persons and it was only 56 in 1990.
Nemo Post Office
The post office in Nemo
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey

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