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MAXDALE, TEXAS

Bell County, North Central Texas
On the Lampasas River at FM 2670 and County Roads
8 Miles SW of Killeen
Just S of Fort Hood

Population: 0004 (1988-2000)

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Maxdale Baptist Church, Maxdale Tx
Maxdale Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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A post office opened here in 1883 although there had been some settlement prior to that. The population the following year was reported to be 20. A school and two churches were soon evident, although the community had to wait for a store. By 1914 a store was in operation and eleven years later, Maxwell hit its population high-water mark with a 50 residents. The post office closed in 1926 and the town began a long decline, reaching just 15 people in the later 1960s. The town now has a community center located just east of the former town and Maxwell only appears on detailed Bell County maps.
Maxdale Tx 1914 Thru Truss Bridge
The 1914 Thru Truss Bridge in Maxdale
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Maxdale Tx 1914 Thru Truss Bridge
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Maxdale Tx 1914 Thru Truss Bridge sign
Maxdale Thru Truss Bridge plaque
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Maxdale Tx 1914 Thru Truss Bridge sign
Maxdale Bridge plaque close-up
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Maxdale Tx 1863 Cemetery Entry
Maxdale 1863 Cemetery gate
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Maxdale Tx 1863 Cemetery
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Maxdale Tx 1863 Cemetery historical  marker
Maxdale Cemetery historical marker
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