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    MILLVILLE, TEXAS

    Texas Ghost Town
    Rusk County, East Texas
    Formerly on "Chickenfeather Road"
    9 miles NE of Henderson
    Population: 0

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    History in a Pecan Shell

    First known as Liberty Hill when it was formed in the 1830s, a water-driven mill was built there by Enoch Hays and Willis Calloway. The community (whose one-year old post office had been called Walling's Mill) changed its name in 1848. Ten years later a "Male and Female Academy" was opened.

    The first telegraph line in Texas ran from Jefferson to (what later) became Henderson and this line (still called "the Wire Road" today) ran through Millville. The importance of the town strengthened when it became a stop on the Marshall to San Antonio stage line. Industries at Millville included sheep-raising, funiture production and a tanning yard.

    Millville's post office closed in 1873, reopened in 1877, closed again and reopened in 1894 and finally closed for good in 1897. In the 1880s Millville suffered the fate of many Texas towns when it was bypassed by the railroad. The last chance it had at remaining a viable town was taken from it when it was bypassed again - this time by the highway.

    The school (as well as Millville's few remaining businesses) moved to Oak Hill and today only a church and cemetery remain of a town that once had a bright future.
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