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GEORGE, TEXAS

Madison County, Central Texas S
FM 39 and FM 1452
12 miles NW of Madisonville
Population: Unknown

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History in a Pecan Shell

In 1903, a small store was in operation in northwest Madison County. The proprietor – one George Donaho applied for a post office and the authorities granted it under the name George, Texas.

A gin was built and was located to the rear of the now-expanded store. The population in the 1930s was given as 50. Several other businesses were in operation and it looked like there might be a future for George. But after the school was consolidated with Normangee, it began a decline. Both store and post office closed in 1954.

The population wasn’t available after 1959, when 50 people were still reported as living in George.

George Texas Forum

Subject: George Donaho
George Donaho, who had a store and post office in George was my grandfather. He and Charlie Martin submitted several names for the town before the name George was selected by the Postal Department, I think. George Donaho had a wonderful water well and ran lines to several homes in the community. Some of those homes belonged to Bethel Mize, Charlie Martin, Mollie Donaho, and a house that was occupied by Floyd Martin during WW2, as well as his own home and outbuildings, his and Charlie's store and possibly the cotton gin. There was also a high faucet outside the store where other people would bring their water barrels and cans to be filled for a minuscule amount (5 cents I think). George had electricity at his home so people brought their sheep to his place to shear them. He also had a dipping tank for cattle that he shared with people in the community. He and maybe Charlie Martin contributed the land behind the church to the community to be used as a cemetery. - August 30, 2014
Madison County TX 1907 postal Map
Madison County TX 1907 postal map showing George
(Under "MA" in "MADISON")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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