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NIMROD, TX (EASTLAND COUNTY)

NIMROD, TEXAS (Eastland County). Nimrod, on Farm Road 569 in west central Eastland County, was first settled in 1876 by a group that included Ira Townsend and William M. Munn. The town may have been called Monroe and Curtis until a post office was granted in 1885 and the name was changed to Nimrod for a biblical character. Munn was the first postmaster and ran a general store. A fire in 1907 left only two buildings standing, and two years later a tornado spared only a grocery store, a gin, a school, and seven or eight homes. The population fluctuated from 150 in 1915 to forty in 1947 to eighty-five in 1980. By 1969 the gin and post office had been closed and the school consolidated with other rural schools. In 2000 the population remained at eighty-five.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Ruby Pearl Ghormley, Eastland County, Texas: A Historical and Biographical Survey (Austin: Rupegy, 1969).

Noel Wiggins

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Noel Wiggins, "NIMROD, TX (EASTLAND COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrn22), accessed September 02, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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