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MINGUS, TEXAS

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Palo Pinto County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highways 193 and 108
3 miles W of Gordon
27 miles E of Eastland
33 miles SW of Mineral Wells
63 miles W of Fort Worth

Population: 246

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Mingus, Texas White House Lounge
Could this have been the former post office?
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2006
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History on a Pinhead

Named for settler William Mingus, who arrived in the 1850s, the town was born with the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. Mingus has remained quiet with no disasters or noteworthy events to report.

The town hit its zenith from 1920 - 1930 with an estimated population of 1,100. By the end of the Great Depression there were less than 600 people left.

Mingus' post office has managed to stay open and according to the 2003 state map, it still serves a population of 246.


Delightful Detour by Billy B. Smith
"The sixteen-mile delightful detour [through Gordon, Mingus and Strawn] reminds me that there once was another America, a wistful place full of pleasant and pensive scenery...
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Mingus City Hall, Texas
Mingus City Hall

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April, 2006
   
Former Texas Hotel, Mingus, Texas
The former Texas Hotel

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Mingus, Texas grocery
Grocery Ghost

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Mingus, Texas closed grocery store
Another closed grocery

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Vacant church in Mingus, Texas
Vacant church

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Mingus Texas post office
The current Mingus. Post Office.

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