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    DAMON, TEXAS

    Brazoria County, Texas Gulf Coast
    Highway 36 and FM 1462
    About 10 Miles NW of West Columbia
    39 Miles SW of Houston
    Population: 535 (2000)

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    Damon Texas Windmill

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    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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    History 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.

    Growth 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 Texas Cowboy and Windmil l mural

    Cowboy mural
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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    Planet Damon tank, Damon Texas
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
    Photographer's Note:
    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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