Mont

Mont is on Farm Road 318 seven miles southwest of Hallettsville in southwestern Lavaca County. The area was settled in the 1830s, and in 1846 settlers built the Rocky Creek Baptist Church, which was also used as a school. Bohemian settlers arrived in the area in the 1850s. In 1887 the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway built through the community, and George Wilcox built a store and gin there. In 1894 the community was granted a post office under the name Monserate; this office closed in 1905. A new school was constructed in 1908 and was called the Mont school. That seems to have been the name of the community as well from that point on. Mont had two businesses and an estimated population of twenty in 1940. Railroad service to Mont was discontinued by 1961, and the school was closed by the 1960s. In 1981 Mont had a number of scattered dwellings. Its population was estimated at thirty in 1990. 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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My great grandfather James A. Blackburn lived in Monserate (Mont) in 1904. His father Gideon Blake Blackburn lived in Sweet Home. My father William Ralph Blackburn went to the Williamsburg School in 1922.

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Mont is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Monserate)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.38218820
    Longitude
    -97.00526140

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
30 2009 Local Officials