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MILES, TX

MILES, TEXAS. Miles, on U.S. Highway 67, Farm Road 2872, and the Santa Fe Railroad, in southwestern Runnels County, was named for settler Jonathan Miles, who donated $5,000 for the extension of the railroad from Ballinger to San Angelo. The town has also been known as Miles City. It had a population of 814 in 1940. Its restored opera house was placed on the National Register in 1976, and other buildings, including the old country store, are being restored. Miles had a population of 739 in 1950 and nineteen businesses and 650 people in 1960. It had a post office, a bank, several businesses, and a population of 720 in 1980. In 1990 the population was 793. The population grew to 850 by 2000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Kathleen E. and Clifton R. St. Clair, eds., Little Towns of Texas (Jacksonville, Texas: Jayroe Graphic Arts, 1982).

William R. Hunt

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William R. Hunt, "MILES, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlm67), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on March 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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