in a Pecan Shell|
Once known as Damon's Mound after
a geologic outcropping that stands above the coastal prairie, both mound and town
are named after Samuel Damon who settled here in the early 1830s.
was slow, but by 1890 the community had 100 people, essential businesses and a
post office under the name of Damon Mound. After closing in the early 1890s, it
reopened in 1895 under the shortened name of Damon. The population had fallen
to only 40 by 1896. Things improved when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio
Railroad ran a spur from Rosenberg to Damon in 1918. The population reached 300
by the mid 1920s, declining slightly to 260 with the arrivial of the Great Depression.
The population remained at nearly 400 from the late 1940s through the 1980s. It
is listed on the 2007 state map as 535.
Damon used to be known as Damon's Mound - a salt dome. This dome
was visible as you approached it on this prairie. Now there are so many trees
lining the highway you cannot see the mound shape like you could when I was last
there 40 years ago. - Ken
Rudine, July 23, 2007
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