MUTT AND JEFF, TX
MUTT AND JEFF, TEXAS. Mutt and Jeff (Mutt-and-Jeff) was a community at the intersection of State Highway 37 and Farm Road 14, near Big Sandy Creek six miles from Winnsboro in northeastern Wood County. The community, which apparently never had a post office but did at one time have several stores and a blacksmith shop, is said to have gotten its name because of the contrasting sizes of the town's two leading merchants (one quite short, the other tall), which reminded inhabitants of the characters in the then-popular comic strip of that name. Many of the residents moved away in the 1920s, and though the community is not labeled on the 1936 county highway map, several farms and two businesses remained in the area at that time. By the early 1960s Mutt and Jeff, once locally famous for its barbecue, was abandoned.
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