MILLS, TEXAS. Mills was between State Highway 179 and Farm Road 1451 three miles south of Teague in west central Freestone County. The settlement was granted a post office in 1880 with Thomas G. Blackmon as postmaster. In 1884 Mills had two gristmills, two cotton gins, two churches, fourteen businesses, a school, and a population of 100. In 1903 the school had an enrollment of thirty-five. The community prospered until the early 1900s, when it was apparently destroyed by a cyclone. The post office was closed in 1906, and mail was sent to Luna.
Freestone County Post Offices (Wortham?, Texas: Freestone County Historical Commission, 1977).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Chris Cravens, "MILLS, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrmac), accessed February 06, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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