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MOUNT ZION, TEXAS (Coryell County). Mount Zion was twelve miles northwest of Gatesville in northwestern Coryell County. The community was established by settlers from other southern states after the Civil War and grew up around a two-room schoolhouse and a Methodist church. In 1904 the school had sixty-four students and one teacher; it was consolidated with the Jonesboro system in 1935. The church merged with a church in Pancake the same year. No evidence of the community appeared on county highway maps in the 1980s.


Coryell County Genealogical Society, Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985 (Dallas: Taylor, 1986).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "MOUNT ZION, TX (CORYELL COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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