last standing structure in Double Mountain
Photo courtesy Jack Williams, 2002
was on a local road a mile west of Farm Road 2211 and ten miles west
of Aspermont in west
County. The settlement, originally called Jackson by its
first settlers in 1886, was renamed Double Mountain several
months later. A post office was established there in June of that
year, with John M. Lee as postmaster. By 1892 a sheriff, justice of
the peace, and county commissioner were among the residents of the
community. In 1905 its post office was moved from the Lee home to
the Matthews home, which became a gathering place for area ranchers.
Although locally known as Double Mountain, the post office name was
formally changed to Lingo in 1905. It was discontinued in 1908
and moved to Aspermont.
Double Mountain developed little beyond the post office and the Baptist
and Methodist churches organized there in 1897 and 1898, respectively.
A Double Mountain school was in existence by 1899; after it burned,
classes were held in the Beulah Baptist Church until a new one-room
school was built in 1914. The community had lost its identity long
before the 1980s, when county highway maps indicated only a Double
Mountain cemetery about two miles west of Stinking Creek.
of Texas Online, Charles G. Davis, "DOUBLE MOUNTAIN, TX," accessed
December 15, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvd52.
County 1907 postal map showing Lingo
From Texas state map #2090
Texas General Land Office
potted plant in back of the building
courtesy Jack Williams, 2002
My family lived
in the old house, close to the mountains, that was shown in your
My Dad was Walter Franklin Collom, one of 14 children in the Collom
clan close to Aspermont.
He was killed in 1943, and my Mother, Flossie, sister Faye, and
little brother Tracy, moved to the little farm my Dad had purchased
a few miles out of Denton, in Aubrey,
Texas. The copperheads were as bad in Aubrey, as the rattlesnakes
had been in Peacock
and Aspermont. I
will be in Aspermont over the Labor Day weekend for the Collom reunion.
It is very sad that only one son of the family of 14 will be there.
My double cousin, Jean Collom, sent the picture, and the other information
in your article. Thanks, Grady F. Collom, August 15, 2006
My name is William meadows. I am a professor at Missouri State University
in Springfield. I am about to publish a work on Kiowa Indian geography
and place names and am trying to locate a clear picture of Double
Mountain (the actual mountain) and permission to use it in my book.
Do you know of anyone that might be able to assist me with this?
If any one has some clear photos at 300 dpi (or even 600), I would
appreciate them and would be happy to credit them for the photos.
I would like to have something within the next 4 months, but I am
flexible. Thank you so much. - William Meadows, Missouri State University,
WilliamMeadows@MissouriState.edu, February 09, 2007
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