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DUSTER, TEXAS

Comanche County, North Central Texas
FM 587 and FM 679
About 24 Miles NW of Comanche
South of Eastland

Population: 000025 (2000)


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History in a Pecan Shell

Established in the 1880s, the naming of the town is said to come from a man blowing dust off a paper (or perhaps even the post office application itself) and the town voted on the suggested name.

The town was originally located at a place called Polecat Pond, but with the arrival of the Texas Central Railroad, the town moved two miles north. After the railroad quit service, the residents moved back perhaps the first time in Texas history a community went back to its original location.

The only two population counts were from 1940 when fifty residents lived Duster and 2000 when 25 residents were counted.
Duster postmark
Courtesy Shane Hall

Duster, Texas

by David Knape

There are those
who cussed her,
talked poorly
of Duster,
it just couldn't manage
any semblance of luster,
so she disappeared
no one since has discussed her,
except for this here
there aint' no more Duster.

© d.knape
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Duster
(Near Eastland County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

Duster, Texas
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