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MIXON, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Cherokee County, East Texas
Highway 135 and FMs 2493 & 3052
11 miles NW of Jacksonville
20 miles N of Rusk
29 miles S of Tyler
5 miles E of Selman
Population: 50 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally known as Pine Springs, the origin of the name remains something of a mystery. The town established a church, school, and cemetery in the mid 1850s but until a post office opened in 1889, things were pretty quiet. The name Pine Springs had been taken by another town so the post office was granted under the name Mixon. In 1907 the Mixon post office closed.

The town's high-water mark occured in the 1890s when the town reported seventy-five Mixonites. Mixon still had 70 people living there in the 1940s, with two businesses in operation but due to the increased mobility after WWII, Mixon had negative growth.

Today Mixon is comprised of two Baptist churches, a cemetery and a population estimated as below 50.

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