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VINCENT, TEXAS

Howard County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

FM 846 at FM 1205
Between Big Spring & Snyder
Population: 500 est.

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Vincent TX Road Sign
Approaching Vincent
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015

History in a Pecan Shell

Named for early settler Vincent Vinson, who arrived here around 1892, the community was platted in 1908. The following year a Baptist Missionary church was constructed.

The community was basically agricultural with grains being the principal crop. The population was a mere 20 persons in the early 1920s which grew to 75 by the mid 1930s.

Somewhere along the line Vincent had acquired a post office but no date was found. After WWII the population stood firm at 75 until the mid-1950s. By the mid 1960s it has increased to 540.

It is assumed that oilfield development is the factor. The population remained at 500 through the 2000 Census.

Photographer's Note:
"Sadly SH 350 just barely misses Vincent which is on FM 846 at FM 1205." Barclay Gibson

Vincent TX - Vincent Cemetery
Vincent Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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Vincent TX Baptist Church
Baptist Church
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Closed Gin
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Vincent TX  Closed Store
Closed Store
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Vincent Road Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2015
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TX - 1920s Howard County map
1920s Howard County map showing Vincent
(NE Howard County near Mitchell County line)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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