Centennial Baylor County Highway Marker|
Gibson, April 2009
History in a Pecan ShellA
school for the children of local ranchers began about 1900. In 1906 the Wichita
Valley Railroad arrived and made the community a stop on their line. The Mabelle
post office was opened that same year - named after the daughter of a local man.
By 1920 the population was 58 and the town had the bare-bones businesses that
fifty-eight people couldn't live without.
In the early 1920s, the town
was hit by a tornado and by 1940 there were only 35 residents. The school consolidated
with Seymour in 1948 and the post office closed
in the early 60s.
"The Centennial Baylor
County Highway Marker is located right at the intersection across from the old
Mabelle Station. I went to get the marker but forgot about the station. Thankfully
the marker is still intact. .... Or it was two years ago." - Barclay
Gibson, May 04, 2011
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