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TEACUP, TEXAS. Teacup is on U.S. Highway 377 eight miles northeast of Junction in eastern Kimble County. It was probably named for 200-foot-high Teacup Mountain, located just to the west, which is said to resemble an inverted teacup. Between 1933 and 1947 the agriculture-based community claimed a population of ten and a general store. At one time a voter's precinct called the Teacup Box was organized, and the post office may have been located in the general store run by Tom Walton. Teacup acquired a school no later than 1935; it may have held classes into the 1950s. No population has been listed for Teacup since 1947.


Recorded Landmarks of Kimble County (Junction, Texas: Kimble County Historical Survey Committee, 1971). Frederica Burt Wyatt, "Kimble County," Stalkin Kin, May 1976.

Anthony B. Gaxiola


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

Anthony B. Gaxiola, "TEACUP, 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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