Mosely

Mosely was on the Lamar county line five miles southwest of Detroit in southwestern Red River County. A post office was opened there in 1882, and by 1884 the town was described as having a school, two churches, and a population of fifty. By 1890 the population had swelled to an estimated 100, and by 1892 to 150. In 1892 the town had a blacksmith, a carpenter, two doctors, a general store, a gristmill, and a gin. That same year the post office was closed, and by 1936 only a few widely scattered houses remained in the area that had been Mosely.

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

No

Place type

Mosely is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.61249500
    Longitude
    -95.30825700

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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