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MOUNTAIN PEAK, TEXAS

Ellis County, North Central Texas
FM 875
5 miles NW of Waxahachie
S of Dallas
Population: 20 (estimated)

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Barn and silo near Mountain Peak
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, January 2006
History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Singleton's when it was settled in the1870s, a post office was opened (briefly) under that name in 1878. The renaming had been suggested by a man in Waxahachie and the residents of Singleton's agreed. Mail that had gone to Singleton's now was sent to Mountain Peak, Texas.

The populatiopn had increased to 160 by the mid-1890s. Postal service was discontinued in 1906 and by the 1920s, the population had declined to less than 100 people. The population had been estimated at 50 from the 1930s through the 1970s.
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