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MINERAL SPRINGS, TX

MINERAL SPRINGS, TEXAS. Mineral Springs, a ghost town in the piney woods of northwestern Panola County, was named for a local spring, which early residents thought had medicinal waters. African-Americans built a church at the site in the 1870s. When the Texas, Sabine Valley, and Northwestern Railway was built through the area in 1888, a flag stop was designated, and some lumber was shipped. The stop was discontinued before 1910. By 1948 the church had collapsed, and woods had covered the clearings.

Claudia Hazlewood

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Handbook of Texas Online, Claudia Hazlewood, "Mineral Springs, TX," accessed January 20, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvm87.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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