Vincent, TX


By: Noel Wiggins

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: September 1, 1995


Vincent, on Farm Road 846 in the northeastern corner of Howard County, was named for its first settler, Vincent Vinson, who arrived there in 1892. The townsite was laid out in 1908, and a year later the Vincent Baptist Missionary Church was built. Small grains were the major crop planted near the town during its early years. In 1928 Vincent had twenty inhabitants, and by 1936 its population had grown to seventy-five; at that time the town had a post office and two businesses. The population remained at seventy-five in 1947 and 1956, but by 1966 it had jumped to 540. In 1980 it was 500. The population growth was probably stimulated by development of the Vincent oilfield three miles northeast of town. Through 2000 Vincent still reported 500 residents.

Joe Pickle, Gettin' Started: Howard County's First 25 Years (Big Spring, Texas: Heritage Museum, 1980).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Noel Wiggins, “Vincent, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 07, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/vincent-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
September 1, 1995

Place
Vincent
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1349291
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Howard County
Associated Names

Vinson

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.48178070°
  • Longitude: -101.22567860°
Population Counts
People Year
10 2009