New Moore

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New Moore, also known as Nurmoore, is at the intersection of Farm roads 179 and 213, in southwestern Lynn County. It began in 1924 and 1925, when the Slash-L Ranch sold off its lands to incoming farmers. The community was named for G. A. Newman of the Newman Development Company and for W. McCarty Moore, who bought land from the ranch. A school district was established in 1924, but little growth occurred. By 1948 the community had four businesses, a church, a cotton gin, a school, and a population of fifty. In 1974 it had a gin, a combination store and station, and a rarely used church. It was still listed as a community in 1990. By 2000 the population was ten.

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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

New Moore is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

New Moore is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Nurmoore]

Location

Latitude: 33.02203810
Longitude: -102.03266690

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2009

10