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MERCER'S GAP, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Comanche County, North Central Texas
About 10 Miles SW of Comanche
Population: Unknown

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Mercers Gap Tx Church And Tabernacle
Mercer's Gap Church and Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2005
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History on a Pinhead

Settler Jesse Mercer arrived here in the late 1840s. Things were slow in developing and by the time of the census of 1890, the community had only managed to attract 20 residents.

They did have a church and school and there did appear to be some growth. The 1930 count was 65 but that was the last report. Today the church, the cemetery and dispersed residences mark what was Mercerís Gap.
TX Comanche County - Mercer's Gap  1897 Postmark
TX Comanche County - Mercer's Gap  1897 Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1897 Mercer's Gap postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Comanche County TX 1920s Map
Comanche County 1920s map showing Mercer's Gap
(SW of Comanche in SW Comanche County)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map
Comanche County TX 1907 Postal Map showing Mercer's Gap
(SW of Comanche - where there is a tear on the map)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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