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Munz (also known as Munz City) was located about seven miles west of Douglassville and three miles east of Marietta in northwestern Cass County along and north of what is now State Highway 77 and east of Farm Road 994. The new settlement was named after the Munzheimer brothers, the founders of the community.

In the late 1800s two wealthy brothers, Gus and Harry (or Herman) Munzheimer from Texarkana, Texas, bought a large tract of virgin pine and hardwood timberland in the northern Cass County area along the Sulphur River. They were successful real estate developers in the Texarkana area and planned to set up a railroad to transport the cotton, coal, and timber to market beyond the Texarkana region. The railroad would terminate at Munz.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Munz is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Munz is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Curtright)
  • (White Sulphur Springs)


Latitude: 33.22003100
Longitude: -94.51013600

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated