MANKIN, TEXAS. Mankin is a small rural community located on State Highway 274 about sixteen miles west of Athens in western Henderson County near the Navarro County line. The settlement began in the late 1800s and was named for the Mankin family who lived in the area. Mankin Cemetery contains headstones that date back to the 1890s and includes the grave of Louisa Mankin, wife of William H. Mankin, who died on September 4, 1900. In the 1930s the community consisted of farms, churches, and the cemetery. In the early 1960s the Joe B. Hogsett Dam and Cedar Creek Reservoir were constructed just east of town. Mankin had a population of twenty in 2000.
Mankin Cemetery Transcription website (http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhender/Cemeteries/Mankin/MankinEnu.htm), accessed August 24, 2004.
Laurie E. Jasinski
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.