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NIMROD, TEXAS

Eastland County, Panhandle / N Central Texas
FM 569
About 22 Miles SW of Eastland
Population: 00085 (2000)


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History in a Pecan Shell

Established 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.

Nimrod, TX info
Nimrod, TX 1936 Postmark
Cover cancelled with 1936 Nimrod postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Eastland County Texas 1907 postal map
1907 Eastland County postal map showing Nimrod
(below "E" in "EASTLAND")
SW of Eastland
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Nimrod, Texas
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