MAVERICK, TEXAS. Maverick, on State Highway 158 in western Runnels County, was named for Samuel Augustus Maverick, who owned land in the area. The post office was established in postmaster Marion Cobb's store in 1883. Later the community was moved a mile east. A school was started for Maverick residents in 1889. At its peak Maverick had three stores, three churches, two gas stations, a barbershop, and a Woodmen of the World hall. In 1940 its population was sixty-nine. In 1980 the town had thirty-one residents, several homes, an abandoned church, a schoolhouse, and a store. The population remained the same through 2000.
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