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HYMAN, TEXAS

Mitchell County, Texas Panhandle

FM 2183
27 Miles SW of Colorado City the county seat
Zip code 79512
Population: Three Families in 2000

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History in a Pecan Shell

Rancher Henry Hyman and his wife donated some of their land to the county for a school. The post office opened in 1924. Growth was slow and early figures arenít available but shortly after WWII, the community reported a population of 50 residents served by two businesses.

In 1945 the huge school district of Hyman was divided into the communities of Westbrook, Forsan and Colorado City. The ranch / community also had a radio beacon for the U.S. Air Force. This station remains in place, although it was decommissioned when the air base at Big Spring was closed.

The remains of a church keep it company along with a small community cemetery and the houses of the remaining families.



Hyman, TX, Mitchell County info
Hyman TX, Mitchell County  Postmark
Cover canceled with Hyman, Texas 1940s postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

TX Mitchell County 1940s Map
1940s map showing Hyman in SW Mitchell County
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Mitchell County Towns

County Seat - Colorado City
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Buford
Car ghost town
Colorado City
Cuthbert ghost town
Hyman
Iatan ghost town
Loraine
Link ghost town
Spade ghost town
Westbrook

Contiguous Counties:
Scurry County (N) Nolan County (E) Coke County (SE)
Sterling County (S) Howard County (W) Borden County (NW)


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