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One of the oldest settlements in Madison
County, Mecca was originally in what was Grimes County.
A post office
was opened in 1894 and closed in 1907 when mail was routed from Normangee.
In 1896 the town had a population of about thirty, slowly growing to 50 by
In 1935 the three-room schoolhouse had three teachers and thirty-seven
white pupils. Most black pupils in district went to Chapel Hill School, three
Mecca's school merged with the North
Zulch ISD in the 1940s. The town used cemeteries in neighboring Tenmile and
Rock Prairie for interments and while the population remained at fifty into the
late 40s, the town reported only six residents for the 1990 census.
"The signs are all I saw of Mecca. It is on FM 978 about 4 miles
SE of Normangee."
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