Mixon

Mixon is at the junction of State Highway 135 and Farm roads 2493 and 3052, twenty miles north of Rusk in northern Cherokee County. The area was first settled in the early 1850s and was originally known as Pine Springs. A church, a school, and a cemetery were established in the mid-1850s, but a settlement did not begin to develop until 1889, when a post office was established and the name changed to Mixon. At its height in the mid-1890s Mixon had a general store, a school, a cotton gin, two gristmills, and a population of seventy-five. The post office closed in 1907, but as late as 1940 the community still had two stores, a school, and a population of seventy. The school and the remaining businesses closed after World War II, and in the early 1990s only a few scattered houses and two Baptist churches remained in the area. In 1990 the reported population was fifty. The population remained the same 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

Mixon is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Pine Springs)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.08877260
    Longitude
    -95.21022520

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Mixon by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials