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The town would be called Mullins - if not for the fact that another town
(in Mills County) was using the name when a post office was requested in 1926.
Isaac "Ike" Mullins was an original settler who donated land for a school and
cemetery. The cemetery still bears his name - as does the Mullins Crossing on
the Concho River.
With the requested name being rejected by the postal
authorities, the townspeople chose a name that wasn't likely have a rival. Veribest
was submitted and accepted.
Veribest actually increased during the 30s
and by 1940 the town reached its zenith at 100 persons. Some Veribesters left
during World War II to
take war-related jobs, and the population dwindled down to 40 where it remained
into the 90s.
is where my grandmother lived for years. Don't you think all children should have
a grandmother who lives in Veribest!
Veribest is a wide spot in the road
Angelo and Paint Rock.
- L. Barr
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