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MOUNT COMFORT, TEXAS. Mount Comfort is on Farm Road 855 twenty-one miles northwest of Rusk in northwestern Cherokee County. It was founded before the Civil War and grew up around an early church. A local post office operated from 1855 to 1859, and a school for black children was in operation by 1896, when it had an enrollment of seventy-six. In the mid-1930s Mount Comfort had two churches, a school, and a number of houses. The school was later closed, but in the early 1990s a church, a store, and a cemetery still remained in the area. No population estimates were available in 2000. Highway maps still showed the Mount Comfort Cemetery.

Christopher Long


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Christopher Long, "MOUNT COMFORT, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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