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MUTT AND JEFF, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Wood County, East Texas
Highway 37 and FM 14
6 Miles SW of Winnsboro
6 Miles NE of Quitman, Wood County seat

Population: 0
History in a Pinecone

Mutt and Jeff was named for the resemblance of the town's two main merchants to the comic strip characters. The postal authorities would've rejected the application for such a name out-of-hand, but Texas is worse off for not having M & J today.

The town had several businesses during the 20s, although the population was already leaving by the time the Depression hit. The town was totally abandoned by early1960s.

The town is not on maps and (thankfully) there is no Mutt and Jeff cemetery.


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Subject: Mutt & Jeff, Texas, Wood County

There was a store in Mutt & Jeff that my great-grandfather (Marion Black) moved in & ran with another man, who I do not know what his name was. The store was on his property, about a mile & half down Hwy 14, that he purchased in 1902, and at some point not sure of the year, it was moved to 37 & 14. Hwy 14, I was always told by my dad, was Belzora Rd. When it was a dirt road. A little FYI! The farm is still in the family, and I live in Quitman, I would be very interested in any photos, stories, etc. about Mutt & Jeff. I do not have pictures of the store, but I do have pictures of my great-grandfather, maybe taken in or around Mutt & Jeff. Who knows!!! - Karen Russell, January 09, 2014

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