Murvaul

Murvaul, on Farm Road 10 and Murvaul Creek, eight miles south of Carthage in south central Panola County, was settled around the time of the Civil War. A post office operated there from 1874 to 1880 and from 1899 to 1918. In 1882 the reported population was 200. Around 1900 the community served as a stop on the Texas and Gulf Railroad. After World War I Murvaul began to decline. By the early 1990s only a few scattered dwellings remained in the area. After World War II, maps also showed a second, smaller, community called Murvaul, located on Farm Road 699 eight miles southeast of Carthage. In 1990 the reported population of Murvaul was 110. The population remained unchanged 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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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Murvaul is classified as a Town

Associated Names

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Locations

  • Latitude
    32.08317100
    Longitude
    -94.25572600

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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150 2009 Local Officials