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MARS, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Van Zandt County, North Central Texas

Off FM 773 and FM 2339
About 15 Miles SE of Canton
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Mars Community, which faded into oblivion sometime after 1945, was named for John and Henry Marrs. Somewhere along the way, the second s was dropped.

Originally, in Henderson County, Mars produced cotton, fruit and nursery stock. It peaked around 1915 with a population of 100. By 1931 it had fallen to a mere 10 but mysteriously rebounded to 83 in 1933.

The final count was in 1945 when Mars had 50 residents. A church remained in the late 1980s.

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Postcard cancelled with 1898 Mars, Texas postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
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