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DAMON, TEXAS

Brazoria County, Texas Gulf Coast

2917'22"N 9544'13"W (29.289519, -95.737038)
Highway 36 and FM 1462
About 10 Miles NW of West Columbia
39 Miles SW of Houston
Population: 586 est (2016) 552 (2010) 535 (2000)

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TX -  Damon Post Office 77430

Damn Post Office, TX 77430
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

Once known as Damon's Mound after a geologic outcropping that stands above the coastal prairie, both mound and town are named after Samuel Damon who settled here in the early 1830s.

Growth was slow, but by 1890 the community had 100 people, essential businesses and a post office under the name of Damon Mound. After closing in the early 1890s, it reopened in 1895 under the shortened name of Damon. The population had fallen to only 40 by 1896. Things improved when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad ran a spur from Rosenberg to Damon in 1918. The population reached 300 by the mid 1920s, declining slightly to 260 with the arrivial of the Great Depression. The population remained at nearly 400 from the late 1940s through the 1980s. It is listed on the 2007 state map as 535.
Photographer's Note:
Damon used to be known as Damon's Mound - a salt dome. This dome was visible as you approached it on this prairie. Now there are so many trees lining the highway you cannot see the mound shape like you could when I was last there 40 years ago. - Ken Rudine, July 23, 2007
Damon Texas Windmill

Windmill
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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Damon Texas Cowboy and Windmil l mural

Cowboy mural
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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Damon Texas cemetery

Catholic Cemetery
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007
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Planet Damon tank, Damon Texas
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, July 2007

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