MUNZ, TEXAS. Munz was four miles northeast of Marietta in northwestern Cass County. In 1902 the Northeast Texas Railroad Company, a private railroad operated by a lumber company, received a charter as a common carrier and began plans to extend the road into northwestern Cass County. The president and principal owner of the railroad company was named Gus Munz, and the line was often referred to as the Munz Railroad. By the summer of 1904, the projected southern terminus of the line was being called Munz Railroad Camp. By December of that year the new town was called Munz. When the railroad finally reached Munz in July 1905, the Woodmen of the World sponsored a picnic and baseball game to celebrate its arrival. A reported 2,000 people attended the event. Munz never developed into the city that its planners had envisioned. A post office was opened there in 1905, and by 1906 the town had a school and at least one business. The railroad relinquished its status as a common carrier in 1907, and the post office closed in 1909. Though a church, a school, and several houses are shown in the vicinity on the 1936 county highway map, the map does not name the community.
Atlanta (Texas) Citizens Journal, August 18, 1904, March 30, June 1, July 20, December 28, 1905, March 22, 1906.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Cecil Harper, Jr., "MUNZ, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvmba), accessed May 25, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.