Whitson

Whitson is twenty miles southeast of Gatesville in the eastern corner of Coryell County. It was named for Numa M. Whitson, who moved to Coryell County in the mid-1870s. A post office began operation at Whitson in 1891, but it was discontinued in 1901, and mail for residents was sent to Moody in McLennan County. At one time Whitson had two cotton gins and a general store. The community reported a population of forty-two from the 1930s through the 1960s and thirty from the 1970s through 2000.

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

Whitson is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Prairie Mills)

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.33378140
    Longitude
    -97.44056780

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Whitson by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials