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MESQUITE, TEXAS

"Rodeo Capital of Texas"
"Tree City USA"

Dallas County, Kaufman County, Central Texas North

3246'58"N 9636'36"W (32.782878, -96.609862)

I- 20 and I-30 and Loop 635
E of Dallas & Fort Worth
S of Garland
SW of Sunnyvale
N of Seagoville and Dallas
NE of Balch Springs
Population: 140,937 Est. (2019)
139,824 (2010) 124,523 (2000) 101,484 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Mesquite began life when the Texas and Pacific Railroad came through in 1873 and established William Bradfield as the town's railroad agent (and semi-official first settler). A post office was established the following year. The name comes from Mesquite Creek - a local stream. Mesquite drew off residents from the hamlets of New Hope, Long Creek, Scyene and Haught's Store, however the population was still a mere 135 people by 1890.

Jesse James, Cole Younger, and Belle Starr reportedly lived in the vicinity and Sam Bass is said to have robbed a train with his SWAG estimated to have been the tidy sum of $30,000.

From only 1,696 people in 1950, the population of Mesquite jumped to 27,526 in only ten years.



Mesquite Chronicles

  • Mesquite, Texas law against unusual haircuts Cartoon by
    Roger T. Moore



  • Mesquite Tourists Information

    Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
    617 North Ebrite, Mesquite, TX75149
    PO Box 850115, Mesquite, Texas 75185-0115
    972-285-0211

    Mesquite TX - Lucas Farms Packers
    Lucas Farms Packers
    Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

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