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Mound City, Texas
|Elevation||479 ft (146 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||430 & 903|
Houston's Mound, as it was known then, was founded in the 1840s after an area where the terrain was higher than average. It was a thriving city up until World War II; in 1930, Mound City had a general store, church, a few houses. However, when WWII happened, most residents were either drafted or had to find work in larger cities, and it became a forgotten town. There has been no population estimates since the 1960s, when it was reported that a few houses remained.
Mound City was never large enough to provide quality education to the pupils, so the students attended school in nearby Percilla. It later consolidated their school to Grapeland Independent School District. Students who live on the Anderson County side of Mound City are within the Slocum Independent School District, so it is presumed that when Percilla consolidated their school, they gave their Anderson County portion to Slocum.
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