Mound City, Texas facts for kids

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Mound City, also known as Houston's Mound, is an unincorporated community in Houston and Anderson counties in Texas. It is located on Farm Road 2022, about 12 miles from Grapeland.

History

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.


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