a Pecan ShellPrior
to Texas Independence, this area this area of NE Texas was a wild and woolly place.
Known as the Red River Country, the area didnít get civilized until the railroad
came through in 1870.
The town was granted a post office in 1881 and postmaster
Sam Knapp filed out the application under his daughterís Christian name. Sam Knapp
was entitled to a little privilege since he donated the land where the community
The post office closed but was reopened in 1893.
Maudís population in 1910 was a respectable 300 residents. By 1940 it had increased
to 750. Just six miles N of the community the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant
and the Red River Army Depot provided jobs for locals.
By the early 1980s
the town had an estimated population of 1,059, falling slightly to 1.049 for the
1990 census and declind to just over 1,000 for the 2000 census.
Army installations remain the largest employers of Maudites. In 1990 the community
population was 1,049.
Bowie County map showing Maud|
(Below "W" in "B-O-W-I-E")
Texas General Land Office