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    VERIBEST, TEXAS

    Tom Green County, Panhandle / Hill Country
    Farm Road 380
    11 miles E of San Angelo

    Population: 40

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    Former (?) Post Office
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
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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.
    Former gas station & post office
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
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    This 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 between San Angelo and Paint Rock. - L. Barr


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