Mesquite, TX (Borden County)


By: Charles G. Davis

Type: General Entry

Published: 1976

Updated: February 1, 1995


Mesquite is above the Caprock on Farm Road 1054, sixteen miles northwest of Gail and seven miles south of the Lynn county line in northwest Borden County. A county rural school district was established there around 1905 and served the area until the late 1920s or early 1930s. Located in a relatively isolated area apart from major highways, Mesquite remained a rural farming settlement. Several scattered houses and an abandoned schoolhouse were reported there in the 1970s and 1980s. The community was still marked on county highway maps in 2000, but no population estimates were available.

Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982). Borden County, Texas: The First One Hundred Years (Gail, Texas: Borden County Historical Commission, 1976).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Charles G. Davis, “Mesquite, TX (Borden County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 27, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mesquite-tx-borden-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1976
February 1, 1995

Place
Mesquite
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1378668
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Borden County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.87037960°
  • Longitude: -101.63014170°