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MACKSVILLE, TEXAS. Macksville, in southern Comanche County, was established around 1910 when the Cotton Belt Railroad was laid through the area. The community, which became a flag station, was named for J. M. (Mack) McCurry, an early settler who owned a large tract of land in the area. Other early settlers included the Livingstons, Stutevilles, Smiths, Allens, and Browns. The main occupation in the area was farming; McCurry's chief crops were berries and peanuts. In 1930 Macksville had a population of seventy-five. By the 1980s the community was a ghost town.


Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982). Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976).

Julius A. Amin


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

Julius A. Amin, "MACKSVILLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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