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FUNSTON, TEXAS

Jones County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
US 180 and FM 1226
6 miles E of Anson
33 miles N of of Abilene
14 miles S of Stamford
32 miles W of of Albany
Population: 76 (estimate since 1970s)

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Old cotton gin in Funston, Texas
Old Cotton Gin

Photo courtesy Bob Worley, November 2005
History on a Pinhead

A buffalo hunter named T.J. Scott is credited with founding the town. In 1881 Scott was a member of Jones' county's first commissioner's court. Although there's no mention of the town's former name or a name change, the town is most likely named to honor Spanish-American War Hero and "The Man Who Saved San Francisco" General Funston of Kansas.
Bethel Cemetery, Funston, Texas
Bethel Cemetery

Photo courtesy Bob Worley, November 2005
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Funston, Texas
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Photo courtesy Bob Worley, November 2005
100 Funstonians were present for the 1940 census which has since declined to an estimated seventy-six.


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