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VEALMOOR, TEXAS


Howard County, Panhandle / West Texas

32 31' 14" N, 101 34' 13" W (32.520556, -101.570278)

On the northern Howard County line
FM 1584 and FM 1784
16 Miles N of Big Spring
46 Miles NE of Midland
Population: 179 est. (2000)

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Vealmoor TX -  Grocery Post Office

Grocery Post Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015

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History in a Pecan Shell

It is thought that Mrs. Minnie Slaughter Veal is the town's namesake. It is believed that the town started in 1880 when Christopher Columbus Slaughter established a ranch just east of present-day Vealmoor. Life at Vealmoor appears to have been quiet.

The town had a post office by 1926 but no population figures were available. The1947 population figure was a mere 20 people which peaked at 190 in the mid 1960s. The post office had closed by 1980 and the population remained at 179 - a figure that's been used ever since.

Vealmoor TX -  Former Post Office
Former Post Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015

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Vealmoor TX - Church
Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015

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Vealmoor TX -  Abandoned house
Abandoned house
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015


TX Howard County 1940s Map
Howard County 1940s Map showing Vealmoor
(NW Howard County)
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Vealmoor, Texas Nearby Towns:
Big Spring the county seat
Midland
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