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MABELLE, TEXAS


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Baylor County, Panhandle / North Central Texas

33 40' 12" N, 99 8' 21" W (33.67, -99.139167)

FM 1790 and Hwys 183/283 and 277/82
9 Miles NE of Seymour the county seat
Population: 9 (2000) 6 (1990) 10 (1980)

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Mabelle Tx -  Intersection
Mabelle Intersection
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

A 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.


Mabelle Texas - Intersection Signs
Mabelle Intersection
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Mabelle Tx - Closed Gas Station
Closed Gas Station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Mabelle Tx - Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
The Centennial Baylor County Highway Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Photographer's Note:
"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

Update:
Centennial Marker Reset on Baylor County Courthouse Lawn >


Mabelle Tx - Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
The Centennial Baylor County Highway Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009


Mabelle Tx - Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
Baylor County Centennial Highway Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Mabelle, TX Baylor County  post office info
Mabelle, TX Baylor County 1948 postmark
Cover canceled with Mabelle, TX 1948 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection


TX Baylor County 1907 Postal Map
Baylor County 1907 postal map showing Mabelle
From Texas state map #2090
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Mabelle, Texas Nearby Towns:
Seymour the county seat
Munday
Wichita Falls
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