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Mound City, Texas
Mound City, Texas is located in Texas
Mound City, Texas
Mound City, Texas
Location in Texas
Mound City, Texas is located in the United States
Mound City, Texas
Mound City, Texas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Texas
County Anderson, Houston
479 ft (146 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 430 & 903

Mound City, also known as Houston's Mound, is an unincorporated community in Houston and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located within the Palestine, Texas micropolitan area.


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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