Walnut Hill

Walnut Hill, sixteen miles southwest of Carthage in southwestern Panola County, was established in the 1840s. A post office opened there in 1849 and operated, with several brief interruptions, until 1880. At its height, just after the Civil War, the community had a general store, a cotton gin and mill, and a number of houses. In 1882 Walnut Hill reported an estimated population of forty. The town apparently declined, and by 1900 it was no longer shown on highway maps.

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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