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MUDVILLE, TEXAS

Brazos County, Central Texas S

FM 50 and FM 1687
11 miles W of Bryan
Population: dispersed

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History in a Pecan Shell

Although the popular poem "Casey at the Bat" mentions a town of Mudville - the name was not borrowed from the one in Texas.

This Mudville was settled as early as the 1860s and was named for it's most abundant natural resource. In 1878 a post office was opened in Henry Steele's store and the names Steele's Store and Mudville have been used interchangeably from the beginning.

In 1884 Steele's Store/ Mudville had an estimated population of 150 with another store beside Steele's and several other business. The population was mostly Black, but Italian immigrants also contributed to the population. In 1891 the Hearne and Brazos Valley Railway came through and by 1896 the population had swelled to 350.

The post office closed in 1950, and the school consolidated with Bryan ISD in the 1960s. The community is still included on TxDoT's county maps in 1998 although there is no visible town center.

The town received a historical marker in 1992.
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