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WALL, TEXAS

Tom Green County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

31 22' 27" N, 100 18' 27" W (31.374167, -100.3075)

U.S. Highway 87
10 Miles SE of San Angelo the county seat
Zip code: 76957
Population: 200 est.

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Wall TX - Howard's Store/Post Office/Gas Station in 1968
Howard's Store/Post Office/Gas Station in 1968
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Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968
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History in a Pecan Shell

Wall had been known by three names before 1906. It was first called Lipan School, followed by Little School, before the school association was dropped and it was called Murray's Store.

The town was first settled in 1886 when J. C. and Lou Bell Bunnell arrived. In keeping with tradition, storekeeper J.M. Wall applied for a post office in his establishment and modestly submitted his name. The post office was granted in 1906.

Although the name had once been "Murray's Store." little is known of that period.

Wall peaked in 1920 when 250 residents were counted. The 1930 census recorded only 120 residents. From 1980 to 2010 the population was given as 200.



Wall, Texas Photo Gallery
1968

Photos courtesy Jonathan Jeffries


Wall TX - Post Office
Wall, Texas Post Office
Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968
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Wall TX -  Ice house
Ice House
Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968


Wall TX -  Wall Baptist Church
Wall Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968


Wall TX -  Wall Methodist  Church
Wall Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968


Wall TX -  Wall Methodist  Church
Wall Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968
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Wall TX - For Sale sign
For Sale
Photo courtesy Jonathan Jeffries, August 1968


TX Tom Green County 1940s Map
Tom Green County 1940s map showing Wall
From Texas state map #4335
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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