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MARYNEAL, TEXAS

Nolan County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas N

32 14' 7" N, 100 27' 1" W (32.235278, -100.450278)

FM 608 and 1170
22 miles SW of Sweetwater the county seat
53 Miles SE of Abilene
59 Miles N of San Angelo
ZIP codes 79535
Population: 50 est. (2010) 61 est. (2000)

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Maryneal Texas 79535 US Post Office
Maryneal US Post Office - TX79535
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

Established in 1906-07 development coincided with the arrival of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad. The town has three explanations for the name: railroad stockholder, firstborn child or the combined first names of Neal and Mary Doran. Neal Doran was an officer of the Orient Land Company who set up the townsite (platted in 1908).

Storekeeper J. D. Roper opened his business in 1906. An election in 1909 pitted established Sweetwater over upstart Maryneal for Nolan County seat. Maryneal lost. Even with a railroad connection, growth was nonexistent. The population was just enough to keep up appearances. As late as 1940, the population was still a mere 100.

The building of the Lone Star Cement Plant in 1951 probably prevented Maryneal from becoming a ghost town. The 1980 population of 75 has since declined to 61.



Photographer's Note
"Maryneal (what there is of it) is dominated by the cement plant to it's north. Beyond what is shown, there's not much more that a few scattered homes. The run down old home is a few miles to the north east of town on the way to Sweetwater." - Mike Price, December 08, 2007

Maryneal Texas Baptist Church
Maryneal Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007

Maryneal Texas Baptist Church
Maryneal Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007

Maryneal Texas Church Of Christ
Maryneal Church Of Christ
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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Maryneal Texas Farm House
Old Farm House
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007

Maryneal Texas Grain Elevators
Maryneal grain elevators
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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Maryneal Texas Silo
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
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Nolan County Towns

County Seat - Sweetwater
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Blackwell
Champion ghost town
Decker ghost town
Dora ghost town
Hylton ghost town
Maryneal
Nolan
Olga ghost town
Roscoe
Sweetwater
Tesco ghost town
Wastella ghost town
Contiguous Counties:
Fisher County (N) Taylor County (E) Runnels County (SE) Coke County (S) Mitchell County (W)


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