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ELM MOTT, TEXAS

McLennan County, North Central Texas
Highway 35 and Farm Road 308
8 Miles N of Waco
Population: 190 est.

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History in a Pecan Shell

Settled shortly after the Civil War, the area had been known as Geneva until a post office was applied for in 1872. Citizens were saddened to learn that another community had beaten them to the name. Since there was a grouping of Elms in the vicinity, the name Elm Mott was submitted and accepted.

As the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad extended itís tracks from Hillsboro to Taylor laid track from Hillsboro County to Williamson County, Elm Mott found itself in the right place. With a population of just 40 citizens in the mid 1880s, the town grew to 247 by 1900.

It briefly broke 300 residents, but drought and the boll weevil dealt the town a double-whammy Ė even before the Great Depression arrived. Somehow the population maintained itís population around 250.

Highway expansion in the late 1950s forced many residents to relocate, but the population stayed just below 300. The population has been given as 190 from the 1970s to the present (2008).


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