Wealthy

Wealthy is on Farm Road 3 twenty-one miles southwest of Centerville and five miles west of Normangee in southwestern Leon County. The post office operated from 1894 until 1914. According to one source, the town was originally named Poor, but when it applied for a post office the name was rejected. The name Wealthy was substituted and the application accepted. In 1896 Wealthy reported a population high of ninety. The community had a Baptist church, a barbershop, a jeweler, two gristmills and gins, sorghum manufacturers, a school, a general store, and a blacksmith. In 1907 there was one school. By 1914 Wealthy had a population of twenty-five, a general store, and a telephone connection. In 1948 it had a church, a school, and several scattered dwellings. In 1990 a cemetery and Mount Zion church were located northeast of Wealthy.

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

Wealthy is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Poor)
  • (Running Creek)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.02463080
    Longitude
    -96.17968200

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
12 2009 Local Officials