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    MEDILL, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Lamar County, North Central Texas
    FM 2468 at the junction of Springhill Road
    About 11 Miles NE of Paris
    About 8 Miles SE of Arthur City
    About 9 Miles N of Blossom
    Population: 00050 (2000)

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Established in the early 1860s, it had been known originally as Spring Hill. In 1881 a post office was granted under the name Gibson, Texas but that one was closed in 1901. It reopened the same year under the present name which comes from William Medill, a man who was once assistant postmaster general.

    1914 showed three general stores in Medill as well as a cotton gin and a school although no population figures are available for that year. By the time the Great Depression was winding down, there were 100 Medillites calling the town home.

    By the 1970s only the cemetery and church were left with a sprinkling of residences. The 1990 census counted 50 scattered residents and that number was used again in 2000.

    Medill TX - Springhill Cemetery
    Springhill Cemetery in Medill
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Medill TX - country road
    Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
    Lamar County Texas 1920s map
    1920s Lamar County map showing Medill
    (Above "R" in "LAMAR", NE of Paris)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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