Mallard is on Farm Road 455 five miles southeast of Montague in southeastern Montague County. It was named for A. M. Mallard, a rancher who established his headquarters near the present townsite. Mallard received a post office in 1892, which served the community until 1915. By the mid-1930s the town had 115 persons and one business. No doubt affected by such events as the agricultural depression of the 1920s and 1930s, the Great Depression, and the dislocations caused by World War II, Mallard's population fell by the late 1940s to fifty, a number reported consistently throughout the following decade. The most recent population statistics, those for 1967, indicate that twenty persons lived in Mallard at that time. By 2000 the population was listed as twelve.
At a Glance
Mallard is part of or belongs to the following places.
Adopt a Town
The Texas Almanac's Land Rush program lets you adopt the town, county, or lake of your choice and share your message with the world. 100% of the proceeds benefit education in Texas.
Mallard is classified as a Town
Has Post Office
Proud to call Texas home?
Put your name on the town, county, or lake of your choice.
Search Places »
Mallard by the Numbers
This is some placeholder text that we should either remove or replace with a brief summary about this particular metric. For example, "We update population counts once per year..."