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VERIBEST, TEXAS

Tom Green County, Texas Panhandle / Hill Country

31 28' 36"? N, 100 15' 34" W (31.476667, -100.259444)
Farm Road 380
11 miles E of San Angelo
Population: 40 (2000)

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Veribest Tx - Post Office
Veribest former (?) Post Office, TX 76886
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

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.
Veribest Tx - Post Office and Gas Station
Former gas station & post office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2010
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Veribest Methodist Church Texas
Veribest Methodist Church
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Veribset Baptist Church Texas
Veribest Baptist Church
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Veribest Texas Forum

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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