Mount Hermon

Mount Herman is a small rural community located on State Highway 7 about nine miles southwest of Center in southwestern Shelby County. The settlement began sometime by the late 1800s, and Mount Herman School was established in 1893. During the first half of the twentieth century the school served as the social center of the community and was a popular gathering place for events such as box suppers and dances. During the 1930s Mount Herman (sometimes spelled Mount Hermon on maps) had a church, school, business, and many farms and homes. The school closed by 1954 when Mount Herman District No. 49 was consolidated with the Center Independent School District. In 2000 the community had a population of fifty-six. Mount Herman Cemetery, in use throughout the twentieth century, still served local families.

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

Mount Hermon is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Mount Herman]
  • [Hermon]
  • (Choat)
  • (Koonce)
  • (Word)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.69823290
    Longitude
    -94.30159020

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Mount Hermon by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
80 2009 Local Officials