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DUMONT, TEXAS


Suggested Slogan:
"We may have just 85 people - but we're in two counties."

King County, Texas Panhandle

33 48' 35" N, 100 30' 58" W (33.809722, -100.516111)

FM 193
NW of Guthrie the county seat
SW of Paducah
100 Miles E of Lubbock
Population: 85 est. (2010)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Formed in the late 19th Century, Dumont's namesake was the postmaster of a nearby town (Paducah). A dugout school opened in 1891 and a proper school was built two years later.

The town got it's own post office in the mid 1890s when the population was around fifty. In 1914 nearby schools (Union Corner and China Grove) were merged into the Dumont Independent School District and in 1959, the Dumont school consolidated with Guthrie.

At it's peak, in the 1960s, the population reached 105 and the town had three grocery stores and three filling stations, as well as basic businesses, but all had closed by 1980 when the population was reported at 95. It declined to the current eighty-five for the 1990 census - the same figure given for 2000.



Dumont

by Mike Cox (From "Texas Tales" column)

"The young preacher arrived at the King County town after a two-hour, 30-mile trip on a muddy road. Having traveled to Paducah by train, he got a ride to Dumont on the only available form of public transportation -- the mail car, an open-topped Model T with a homemade wooden cargo area... more"



TX - King  County 1907 postal map
1907 King County postal map showing Dumont near Cottle & Dickens County lines
( From Texas state map #2090)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Texas Panhandle | Central Texas North

Dumont, Texas Nearby Towns:
Guthrie the county seat
Paducah | Dickens | Lubbock

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