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MERETA, TEXAS
aka Fisherville, aka Lipan

Tom Green County, West Texas / Texas Panhandle

31 27' 26" N, 100 8' 27" W (31.457222, -100.140833)

Near FM 1692
18 miles E of San Angelo the county seat
ZIP codes 76940
Population: 176 (2010) 138 (2000) 77 (1990)

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Mereta Texas Grain Elevators
Mereta Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006
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History in a Pecan Shell

Twin Sisters, Texas was already in use, so when this town (with their own twin sisters) needed a name for the post office in 1902, the postmaster cobbled together the names of Meta and Reta Burns to form Mereta. The town was platted in 1904 when the town had a school, cotton gin and two stores. Ten years later there were 75 residents but this number fell to a mere 30 people in the mid 1920s.

By the mid 30s, there were only ten people living in Mereta although there were four businesses reported. A highway map from the Depression years shows churches, a school, post office, and two factories(?!) Somewhere along the line people drifted back and by the time WWII started, 75 Meretans were home. The population remained at that level into the 1990s.

Not on the state map.

Former Ford dealership  sign in Mereta Texas
Former Ford dealership
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006

Former Ford dealership in Mereta Texas
Former Ford dealership in Mereta
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2006

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Texas Panhandle | West Texas

Mereta, Texas Nearby Towns:
San Angelo the county seat
Tankersley
Ben Ficklin

Knickerbocker

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