MUSTANG, TX (DENTON COUNTY)
MUSTANG, TEXAS (Denton County). Mustang is at the intersection of Mustang Road and Farm Road 1385, between Pecan and Mustang creeks, six miles southeast of Pilot Point and fifteen miles northeast of Denton in northeastern Denton County. The community, located on the original land grant of Isaac Walters, was named for nearby Mustang Creek, which in turn was named either for the Mustang grapes that grew along its banks or for the wild ponies (see MUSTANGS) that were in the area as late as the 1850s. Mustang was established in 1858 and from 1876 to 1907 had a post office. By 1890 it received mail semiweekly and reported a population of seventy-five, a union church, a district school, a general store, and a steam cotton gin and gristmill owned by the Farmers' Alliance. Mustang had its own school district in the 1930s, with twenty-five pupils and two teachers. In 1940 the community reported fifty residents and two businesses, and in 1951 it had a store, filling station, and an icehouse. By 1964 Mustang had two churches, a business, and a town hall. The 1984 county highway map showed two churches and a town hall at Mustang.
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.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Lisa C. Maxwell, "Mustang, TX (Denton County)," accessed January 21, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrm64.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.