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MURVAUL, TEXAS. Murvaul, on Farm Road 10 and Murvaul Creek, eight miles south of Carthage in south central Panola County, was settled around the time of the Civil War. A post office operated there from 1874 to 1880 and from 1899 to 1918. In 1882 the reported population was 200. Around 1900 the community served as a stop on the Texas and Gulf Railroad. After World War I Murvaul began to decline. By the early 1990s only a few scattered dwellings remained in the area. After World War II, maps also showed a second, smaller, community called Murvaul, located on Farm Road 699 eight miles southeast of Carthage. In 1990 the reported population of Murvaul was 110. The population remained unchanged in 2000.


Leila B. LaGrone, ed., History of Panola County (Carthage, Texas: Panola County Historical Commission, 1979). John Barnette Sanders, The Postoffices and Post Masters of Panola County, Texas, 1845–1930 (Center, Texas, 1964).

Christopher Long


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

Christopher Long, "MURVAUL, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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