Mineral Springs, a ghost town in the piney woods of northwestern Panola County, was named for a local spring, which early residents thought had medicinal waters. African-Americans built a church at the site in the 1870s. When the Texas, Sabine Valley, and Northwestern Railway was built through the area in 1888, a flag stop was designated, and some lumber was shipped. The stop was discontinued before 1910. By 1948 the church had collapsed, and woods had covered the clearings.
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.
Claudia Hazlewood | © Texas State Historical Association
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