Curtis

Nimrod, on Farm Road 569 in west central Eastland County, was first settled in 1876 by a group that included Ira Townsend and William M. Munn. The town may have been called Monroe and Curtis until a post office was granted in 1885 and the name was changed to Nimrod for a biblical character. Munn was the first postmaster and ran a general store. A fire in 1907 left only two buildings standing, and two years later a tornado spared only a grocery store, a gin, a school, and seven or eight homes. The population fluctuated from 150 in 1915 to forty in 1947 to eighty-five in 1980. By 1969 the gin and post office had been closed and the school consolidated with other rural schools. In 2000 the population remained at eighty-five.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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  • (Nimrod)

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