Mountain Top is on a country road just east of U.S. Highway 183 and eight miles southwest of Carbon in southwestern Eastland County. It was settled before 1906, when the Mountain school had one teacher and thirty-two pupils. By the 1930s the school had been consolidated with those of Cisco. In 1940 Mountain Top had a church and scattered dwellings. The community had an estimated population of ten in 1964 and twenty-two in 1968. In 1987 it had a church and scattered dwellings, and its population was still estimated at twenty-two through 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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