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    MIDYETT, TEXAS

    Panola County, East Texas
    Where FM 123 intersects with FM 31
    About 11 Miles NE of Carthage

    About 5 Miles NW of Centennial

    Population: Unknown


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    History in a Pecan Shell

    The region had been settled by plantation owners prior to the Civil War. The namesake of the town was local storeowner Spencer Midyett. When a post office was applied for in 1887, Spencer submitted his name and (as happened in many early communities in Texas) became the community’s postmaster.

    By 1914 Midyett had added an additional store and the population had grown to 100. In 1920 the post office ceased operation and the local school merged with those in Carthage
    in the 1940s. Now labeled a “dispersed community,” Midyett has a few houses as well as a church and cemetery.
    Panola County TX 1920 Map

    1907 Panola County Postal Map showing Midyett
    NE of Carthage

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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