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.

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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