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Ruth was near Henson Mountain ten miles southeast of Gatesville in southeast Coryell County. A post office served the community from 1885 to 1905, when mail was directed to Straw's Mill. Ruth had a church and a cotton gin, and its school operated until 1912, when it was consolidated with the Ewing school. In 1940 Ruth's population was twenty. Fort Hood took in the site in 1942.

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Place type

Ruth is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Farmers Spring)


Latitude: 31.31850200
Longitude: -97.69557530

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated