Muleshoe and More: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Naming of Texas Towns
This book discloses the humorous and the sometimes controversial, if not curious, circumstances surrounding the naming of more than 700 Texas towns.
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Aransas area’s Austin became the county began bought Brazoria County Brazos called cattle central Texas century colony Colorado community’s Company county seat Creek Dallas County Denton County depot early settlers East central Texas East Texas Ellis County established a townsite extended its tracks farm ﬁrst ﬁrst postmaster ﬁrst settler founded this town Galveston grew Gulf Coast Harris County Hidalgo County historians honor Houston Houston Public Library Indian Lamb County later Mexican Mexico Motley County moved named the town nearby North central Texas Northeast Northwest oil ﬁeld Oklahoma border originated Panhandle population post office post ofﬁce named post ofﬁce opened rail line Railway built Ranch rancher renamed Republic of Texas residents River San Antonio Santa Fe Railway sawmill settled settlement South Texas Southeast Texas Southwest Texas Revolution Texas St Paciﬁc town developed town name town was named town’s post ofﬁce village West central West Texas