Joplin

Joplin, originally called Haley Springs, is on State Highway 199 ten miles southeast of Jacksboro in southeastern Jack County. It has served as a community center for area farmers throughout its history. Its population, estimated at thirty-five in 1892, grew to seventy-five by 1896 and was reported at that level until the mid-1940s, when it dropped to fifty. The Fairview School, three churches, a general store, a mill, and a gin were present in the community by 1896. The post office, established in 1891, closed in 1914.

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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Joplin is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Haley Springs)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.09372910
    Longitude
    -97.99476210

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Joplin by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
15 2009 Local Officials