in a Pecan Shell
in the 1870s, the town may have been known as either Curtis or Monroe.
The matter was settled in 1885 when an application for a post office
was sent off. The request name of Nimrod was accepted.
The Biblical Nimrod is said to be the son of Cush, Grandson of Ham
and great-grandson off Noah. William M. Munn, one of the community’s
first settlers ran the store in which the post office operated.
In 1907 a fire
burned all but two buildings in the fledging town and a tornado
struck just two years later – doing considerable damage. The 1915
population was a healthy 150 residents, but after the Great Depression,
WWII and the
postwar exodus for better paying jobs, Nimrod was left with just
40 people in 1947.
By the late 1960s, both the gin and post office were history. The
school was merged with others nearby, but by the 1980 census – the
population had iuncreased to 85 residents. The same number has been
used through the 2000 census.
This community should not be confused with the East
Texas/Gulf Coast town of the same name.
County postal map showing Nimrod
(below "E" in "EASTLAND")
SW of Eastland
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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