Mapleton

Mapleton, on State Highway 21 eighteen miles southwest of Crockett in southwestern Houston County, was established around 1924 by T. J. Maples and his family. The community was originally named Stumpville after the large number of tree stumps that remained after the Maples family cleared the land. In the mid-1930s Stumpville had a church, several stores, and a large number of houses. In 1950 the Maples erected a sign naming the community Mapleton. In the early 1990s Mapleton was a dispersed rural community with several stores. The population was listed as thirty-two 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

Mapleton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Stumpville)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.14018370
    Longitude
    -95.66883740

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Mapleton by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
32 2009 Local Officials