a Pecan Shell
either shortly before or after the Civil War, the fledgling community wasn’t given
a post office until 1874. It closed in 1880 and reopened from 1899 until it closed
permanently in 1918.
The population in 1882 was reported as 200. Although
it gained a railroad connection around the turn of the century, it’s proximity
to the county seat dashed hopes of growth.
The decline of Murvaul occurred
long before the Great Depression. The decline started with the closing of the
post office in 1918. No reports from the 20s through the 50s are unavailable.
smaller, community under the same name appeared on maps after WWII,
also about 8 miles from Carthage, but on FM 699.
The 1990 census counted 110 residents, the same number used for the 2000 census.
RitterA Texas Original by C.
Woodward Maurice Ritterhis childhood nickname
was ‘Woody’was born near Murvaul, Panola County, in the piney woods of deep
East Texas in 1907... more
I have possibly got one of the most confusing submissions of all.
It is a town with two names. My software map shows it as Daniels. The Handbook
of Texas also list it, Daniels. The Handbook of Texas also shows the town of Murvaul
in the same exact location. My photographs shows all feature here as Murvaul.
I found this town in Panola County, on FM-10 at the junction of CR121, 6-miles
south of Carthage, 2.5-miles north of Gary,
6-miles southeast of Clayton. - Gerald
Panola County Map showing Murvaul
S of Carthage
Texas General Land Office
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