Macune

Macune is at the intersection of State Highway 147 and Farm Road 705, nine miles south of San Augustine in central San Augustine County. It was granted a post office in 1888 and may have derived its name from Charles W. Macune, president of the Farmers' Alliance at that time. In 1890 Macune had a population of seventy-five, a Farmers' Alliance general store, one other general store, a hotel, and a Methodist church. The town had a population of fifty in 1925, and its post office closed sometime in the 1930s. In 1940 Macune comprised three businesses, a cemetery, and a number of scattered dwellings. By 1960 its population had climbed to 167, though it declined to 100 by the 1970s. In the 1980s Macune had a number of dwellings, a cemetery, and a business, and its population was still estimated at 100 in 2000.

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

Macune is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Dogwood Grove)
  • (Sharpville)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.41601770
    Longitude
    -94.16019600

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials