II. Celtic Cities, Towns and Place Names in Texas H - M

In towns that list the: general store owner, postmaster, postmistress, schoolteacher, or an early settler(s), the person(s) named was/were usually among the founding families of the community. Generally, the Celtic connection of an individual or place is not given if it is obviously a Celtic name or if the connection is made in the text of the book.

Haggerty Creek

Halletsville, Texas

Settled by descendants of William Smithers and his wife, the former Nancy Fitzpatrick.

Hamilton Field, Texas

This was a WW II glider training facility near Hamilton.

Hamilton, Texas

Named for Robert Hamilton.

Hammond, Texas

An early settler was Robert S. McCall.

Hanford, Texas

Irish born buffalo hunters James and Bob Cator were the first settlers. Bob served as the first Postmaster.

Harleton, Texas

Settled by Scotsman Isiah Davidson.

Harper, Texas

It was settled in 1867 by Eli McDonald.

Harrell's Switch

A railroad siding in Newton County on land owned M. F. Kelly.

Harrisburg, Texas

Laid out by Francis White Johnson.

Harrison, Texas

Named for Confederate general James Edward Harrison whose mother was the former Harriet Kelly.

Hart Lake

Named for Irishman John Hart.

Haslet, Texas

First settler was David Maloney.

Haulk, Texas

S. L. Kelly's general store was the post office for this town which is now a ghost town.

Hearne, Texas

This town's earliest settler was Washington McGrew in 1835.

Helena, Texas

This town was named for Helena Owens. It became famous for a method of knife fighting.

Hemphill, Texas

Named for Irishman John Hemphill.

Hempstead, Texas

Laid out by James W. McDade.

Henderson, Texas

Named after James Pinckney Henderson.

Hickey, Texas

Named for M. J. Hickey.

Hico, Texas

Early settlers were Mike, Isaac, and Thomas Malone.

Hidetown, Texas

Founded by Thomas O'Laughlin and family among others. Now called Mobeetie.

Higgin's Gap, Texas

Now called Izora. Named for John O'Higgins.

Higgins, Texas

Named for G. H. Higgins, a railroad man.

Hillister, Texas

It was surveyed by Hugh McMullen.

Hockley, Texas

Earliest settler was Sam McCurley.

Hog Eye, Texas

See McGrary's Chapel.

Hogg, Texas

Named after Jim Hogg.

Hogtown, Texas

The name of Desdemona, Texas from 1917-1922 during an oil boom. Original settler in 1860 was Irish born Charles Culpepper Blair.

Holford Prairie Settlement, Texas

Located in the Peters Colony, it was settled by Hugh McKenzie, Jonus McCurley, and a McComb family among others.

Honey Grove, Texas

This town is said to be named by David Crockett. Among its early settlers was John McKinsie.

Hortontown, Texas

Located on land once owned by A. C. Horton, now called Neighborville.

Hostyn, Texas

The citizens of this town erected a marker recognizing the efforts of Father Michael Muldoon.

Houston Creek, Texas

Named for Sam Houston, it is now called Italy.

Houston, Texas

Named for Sam Houston. It is the largest city in Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States and the first word said from the moon as in "Houston, the Eagle has landed."

Howard Hughes Airport

Located in Houston in 1942, it was used to train women pilots.

Hughes Springs, Texas

Hughes Store, Texas

Named for W. C. Hughes general store.

Hungerford, Texas

Its first Postmaster was William Edgar McKinney. A street in the town was named for him.

Hurley, Texas

Named for Patrick Hurley in 1907.

Hynes Bay, Texas

Named for Peter and John Hynes.

Hynesville, Texas

Named for Peter and John Hynes. It is the site of the last battle fought between the Karankawas and the Texans who were led by J. Hynes.

Independence, Texas

One of its founders was County Tyrone, Ireland born Robert M. Stevenson. An early settler of this town was John McNeese.

Indian Creek, Texas

Named by its surveyor, William Wallace.

Ingleside, Texas

It is a Gaelic word meaning fireside.

Ireland, Texas

Named for Texas Governor James Ireland.

Irene, Texas

Laid out by the Irish Armstrong brothers: James, Everett, and Ramsey.

Irish Bend

A bend in the Houston Ship Channel in the Deer Park area.

Irish Creek, DeWitt County

Named by Arthur Burns. When the creek rose, local residents would say it had gotten its Irish up.

Irish Creek Settlement, Texas

Arthur Burns of Ireland was the first settler here in 1826. Several Irish families converged here. Became Burns Station, then Verhelle, Texas.

Irish Flats, San Antonio

This was a housing area where Irish domestics and laborers lived. It was on the "wrong side of the tracks" in 1890's San Antonio.

Irish Ridge, Texas

Known originally as Layden Ridge after Irish brothers, Greg, Tom and Martin Layden. Now called Talty, Texas.

Ironwood, Texas

Settled by Sam Houston and Vernon B. Lea and families. Originally called Grand Cane.

Italy, Texas

It was originally named Houston Creek for Sam Houston.

Izora, Texas

This town was originally called Higgin's Gap.

Jacks, Texas

Named for A. A. "Jack" McMahon. Original name was New Columbia.

Jacksboro, Texas

It is named for the Jack brothers; William H. and Patrick C. Jack.

Jackson, Texas

Named for early settler Dr. Jackson Kennedy who was the town's first postmaster.

Jackson's Store, Texas

Named after a store opened by S. Jackson, now it is called Commerce.

Jackson’s Bayou

Named for Humphrey Jackson, a native of Belfast, Ireland and one of the Old Three Hundred.

Jacksonville, Texas

James Connally A. F. B., Texas

Located near Waco, Texas, it was originally known as James Connally Army Air Field in 1949. Today the facility is the Texas State Technical Institute.

Jasper, Texas

Originally called Bevil's Settlement, it was laid out by George Washington Smythe. Two early settlers were Thomas Watts and Thomas McKinney.

Java, Texas

Joined with three other communities to become Maydelle named after Governor Thomas M. Campbell's daughter.

Jeff Davis Mountains

Named for Jefferson Davis.

Jefferson, Texas

Named for Thomas Jefferson. George W. Kelly early famous son. Once the largest city in Texas. Developed by Allen Urquhart, whose father emigrated from Scotland.

Joe Lee, Texas

Named by Mrs Millie Reed McLean for Joe Reed and Lee Underwood, two local businessmen.

Jonesboro Crossing

Led to Jonesboro.

Jonesboro, Texas

Named for Henry Jones who operated a ferry at Jonesboro Crossing.

Jonesborough, Texas

Jonestown, Texas

Founded by Emmet and Warren Jones.

Jonesville, Texas

Joshua, Texas

Named by Dr. D. McMillan.

Jot 'em Down, Texas

This is what locals called Dion McDonald's general store after the store on the Lum and Abner radio program.

Jourdanton, Texas

Named for Jourdan Campbell.

Joy, Texas

It was originally known as Fannin, Texas.

Joyce, Texas

Named for the daughter of Joe H. Shannon.

Kamey, Texas

It is named for J. W. McKamey who once owned the land.

Karnes City, Texas

Named for Henry Karnes.

Katemay, Texas

An early settler of this town was E. R. Cowan, who operated the general store.

Katemy, Texas

Town was built on land owned by William F. Cowan.

Keenan, Texas

It was named for W.S. Keenan the local railroad's passenger agent.

Keith, Texas

It is named for a pioneer family.

Keith's, Texas

Named for Stephen Keith, now it is called Mount Vernon.

Keller, Texas

This Tarrant County town was first settled by Ulster Irish families in 1852 and called Athol.

Kelley Creek, Texas

It is named for Jesse Kelley.

Kelley Mountain

Kelley Peak

Kelley, Texas

It was named for G. A. Kelley.

Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

Named for Lieutenant George M. Kelly who crashed while flying the U.S. Air Force's first airplane to avoid hitting troops in 1911.

Kelly Creek, Donley County

Kelly, Texas

It started as a railroad station to serve Kelly Air Base in San Antonio.

Kellyville, Texas

It was named for George A. Kelly and was home to his business, the Kelly Plow Co. which he started there in 1863.

Kelsey Creek

Kelsey, Texas

Kendleton, Texas

Originally the site of Mrs Elizabeth Powell's Tavern.

Kenedy, Texas

Named for Miflin Kenedy.

Kenney, Texas

Named for John Wesley Kenney, son of an Irish immigrant.

Kermit, Texas

Named for the son of Theodore Roosevelt.

Kerrdale, Texas

Named for J. J. Kerr, first Postmaster.

Kerr Settlement, Texas

Established in 1831 by Hugh and Lucy Kerr of Tennessee.

Kerr Wildlife Management Area

Kerrville State Recreation Area

Kerrville, Texas

Named for James Kerr.

Key School Settlement, Texas

A settlement in the Peters Colony settled by a Murphy family among others.

Keys Creek

James O'Keefe made a dam across it to form a lake and reservoir.

Kiamatia, Texas

Named for Jane Long's servant girl, and loyal companion.

Kildare Junction, Texas

Kildare, Texas

Named for a railroad official.

Kilddogan Creek, Fisher County

Killeen, Texas

The town was named for Frank P. Killeen a railroad official. In Gaelic the word means little church.

King Creek

Named for William King of the Alamo.

King Ranch

Largest ranch in Texas, it was begun by Richard King.

King's Memorial State Park

This memorial commemorates Amon Butler King and men.

Kingsville Naval Air Station

Kingsville, Texas

Now called Divot, the original name honored J. J. King who had a store there in 1808.

Kingsville, Texas

Named for Richard King of the King Ranch. Henrietta King gave the land.

Kirby Lake

Kirbyville, Texas

Named for John H. Kirby.

Kirkpatrick, Texas

Named after A.L. Kirkpatrick who had the post office in his general store. Now called Lake.

Kit Carson Creek

Kleberg, Texas

Named for the Klebergs of the King Ranch whose mother was Alice King, daughter of Richard King of the King Ranch.

Knickerbocker, Texas

Early settlers were S. D. Arthur, Ryan and Duncan families.

Knox City, Texas

Named for the county which was named for Henry Knox, George Washington's Secretary of War.

Koerth, Texas

Originally called Yellow Bank when it was settled by several Irish families in 1833. Among them were the William Ryan and Bernard O’Doherty families. C. J. Koerth opened a General Store there in 1884 and the name was changed.

Konohassett, Texas

A projected townsite of Dr. J. T. O'Barr, it never flourished after it was founded in 1907.

Kyle, Texas

Named for Captain Kyle Ferguson.

Ladonia, Texas

It was settled in 1847 by James McFarland. It was originally called McGowansville.

LaGrange, Texas

It was originally settled by James P. Ross who built a blockhouse there. John Henry Moore shot Ross, the blockhouse and the settlement then became known as Moore's Fort. Early settlers included John O'Ber and a Mr Powell.

Lahey Creek

Lahey, Texas

Named for Thomas Lahey an early settler in 1879.

Lake Abbott

It is also called Lake McQueeny.

Lake Austin

It was originally called Lake McDonald. It was the first large reservoir built in Texas (1890).

Lake Dallas

It was named by an early settler named McCurley.

Lake Houston

Lake Jackson, Texas

Lake Lyndon Johnson

Lake Mackenzie

Lake McDonald

Now known as Lake Austin. It is located on the Colorado River.

Lake McQueeny

It is also called Lake Abbott. It was formed by Abbott Dam in 1928.

Lake Pat Cleburne

Lake, Texas

It was originally called Kirkpatrick as the Post Office was in A. L. Kirkpatrick's general store.

Lake Travis

Lamar, Texas

It was founded by James Byrne. Archibald McRae built the first schoolhouse.

Lampasas, Texas

Originally called Burleson after John Burleson. Town was platted by G. W. Scott. Name was changed to Lampasas when it became the county seat of Lampasas County.

Larissa, Texas

Named by Thomas McKee anearly settler. The name was suggested by his son, the Reverend T. N. McKee. The name comes from the name of an ancient Greek city.

Laughlin Air Force Base

Originally Laughlin Army Air Field.

Laughlin Army Air Field, Texas

This base was located in Del Rio, Texas in 1942. Named for Lt. Jack T. Laughlin the first Del Rio area pilot killed in WW II.

Lavaca, Texas

Thomas McConnell was the founder of this town.

Layden Ridge, Texas

Named for three Irish brothers: Greg, Tom, and Martin Layden. First known as Irish Ridge, the town today is called Talty, Texas.

Leesville, Texas

Early settlers were Henry O'Neal, Jesse McCoy, and the Collins, Magee, Guinn, and Sullivan families.

Lexington, Texas

Founded by Captain James Shaw, a veteran of San Jacinto.

Liberty, Texas

The first Alcalde of Liberty was Hugh B. Johnson in 1831.

Light, Texas

Built on land owned by D. C. McGregor.

Linden, Texas

The first lot for the town was bought by Henry Collins in 1849. The first newspaper started in this town was byHenry O'Neal.

Linn, Texas

It was named for Linn A. Daugherty in 1927.

Linnville Bayou

Named after Linnville, Texas

Linnville, Texas

Named and settled by John J. Linn. It was burned by Indians.

Lissie, Texas

This town was settled by Bryan Kelly and his partner in 1875.

Little Elm Settlement, Texas

It was located in the Peters Colony and was settled by among others; the McNeil and Shahan families.

Littlefield, Texas

It was named by Mrs Arthur P. Duggan in 1912 for George W. Littlefield.

Live Oak, Texas

This area of Bee County was first called Ryan's Neighborhood for John Ryan an 1834 settler.

Lockhart, Texas

The first settler in the area was James Trainer whose Irish born father served with Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion in the American Revolution.

Loco, Texas

Early settlers included Dick Brown, Walter Campbell and Bobby Payne.

Lometa, Texas

First Postmaster was Frank McKean. Among the early settlers were Dr. McKeon and A. J. McGuyer. It was originally called Montvale.

Lone Wolf Community, Texas

Town site donated by John Maloney.

Lon Moore Creek

Named for Alonzo Moore. His father was Daniel Boone Moore a cousin of his namesake.

Long Mott, Texas

Early settlers were the Shannon and Dooley families among others. The first school teacher was John McCoupin in 1877.

Looneyville, Texas

Named for an early settler family.

Loop, Texas

This town was originally called Blue Goose and was developed on the Quinn family Double-Eye Ranch.

Lord, Texas

The first post office was in Stephen McReynold's store.

Lorena, Texas

First Mayor and Postmaster was Tom McBrayer. He was Postmaster for 40 years. He was followed by Maymie McBrayer who also was postmaster for 40 years.

Lorenzo, Texas

First Postmaster was Alice McGuire. Early settlers included; W. E. McLaughlin and the McGuire and Kelsey families.

Lotta, Texas

It was founded in 1915 by J. E. McLemore.

Louise, Texas

The first postmaster was Alex McDow in 1890.

Luling, Texas

Thomas Monroe Hardeman helped found the town.

Lynchburg, Texas

It was settled by Irishman Nicholas Lynch. He ran a ferry there in 1822.

Lytle, Texas

Named for John Thomas Lytle son of Francis and Margaret (Collins) Lytle. He came from McSherrytown, PA. with his cousin Thomas M. McDaniel and his family, including his wife the former Elizabeth Noonan in 1860.

MacBain, Texas

Macdona, Texas

MacDougal Creek

Macedonia, Texas

Land for the first school donated by William Carroll in 1885.

MacGowansville, Texas

Now called Ladonia.

MacKay, Texas

It was named for J. W. MacKay of the railroad.

MacKenzie Peak, Dickens County

Named for Ranald MacKenzie.

MacKenzie Reservoir, Swisher County

Mackie, Texas

One of its earliest settlers was George Riley. The town is Trumball today.

Macune, Texas

Named for L. W. Macune, national president of the Farmer's Alliance in 1886. He had an Irish and a Scottish parent.

Madden, Texas

Named for Jerome Madden a railroad official.

Madison, Texas

Named after President James Madison, now Orange.

Madras, Texas

Established by Robert Hamilton and others.

Magee Bend

Named for W. L. Magee an early settler. It was located on the Angelina River.

Magoffinville, Texas

An early trading post begun by James Wiley Magoffin now a part of El Paso. Fort Bliss was located there twice, 1851 and 1854-1868.

Mahon, Texas

Named for G. D. Mahon who owned the local grist mill and cotton gin.

Mahoney, Texas

G.W. Mahoney was the developer.

Malakoff, Texas

Dr. John Collins named it for a Russian town of the same name.

Malden Lake

It is also called McFarland Lake.

Malone Mountains, Hudspeth County

Malone, Texas

The Hill County town is named for William Malone. An early settler was G. W. McNeese.

Malone, Texas

Located in Hudspeth County. Originally called Walling Village, and then Walling.

Mamie, Texas

Named for Mamie Daugherty, daughter of William M. Daugherty who donated the town site.

Mantua, Texas

William McKinney was one of its first founders. The land was owned by Younger Scott McKinney.

Marienthal, Texas

Named by James Ferguson for his wife. It means Marie's valley in German.

Marion, Texas

Named for Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. Originally called McNiel's Landing.

Marlin, Texas

Area originally called Sarahville de Viesca in honor of the mother of the founder, Sterling Robertson.

Marquez, Texas

Early settlers were the Powell and McArthur families, among others.

Martin's Mill, Texas

First Postmaster was a Mr. Shaw.

Mary, Texas

Named for Mary Dunn, a local rancher.

Maryneal, Texas

Named for Mary & Neal Doran, railroad stockholders; or Mary Neal a stockholder; or the first girl born in the town. All three are claimed.

Marysville, Texas

Named for Mary Fitch Carr.

Matador, Texas

Town site was donated by H.H. Campbell owner of the Matador Ranch.

Matagorda, Texas

First Alcalde was Ira Ingram.

Maudlowe, Texas

Named for the wife of rancher Martin O'Connor.

Maxwell, Texas

Now called Murphy.

May, Texas

Developed from the John Cameron Grant of 1827.

Maydelle, Texas

Named for former governor Thomas M. Campbell's daughter. It was a consolidation of the towns: Pinetown, Java, Mount Comfort, and Ghent.

McAdams Mountains

McAdams Peak

McAdams, Texas

It was named for John McAdams.

McAdoo, Texas

It is named for William G. McAdoo the Secretary of the Treasury.

McAllen, Texas

It was named for John McCallin who was from Glendermott Parish just outside Londonderry, Ireland. He was known to those in the area as McAllen. No doubt he got tired of trying to correct it and acquiesced. He became the owner, by marriage, of the Santa Anita Ranch which became the McAllen Ranch. The site of present-day McAllen was within the ranch's boundaries. John McAllen was one of the developers of the town.

The first Postmaster was E. Mullins. The New York Irish military unit, the "Fighting 69th" bivouacked there in 1916.

McAnelly's Bend, Texas

Named for Robert Daugherty McAnelly, town is now Bend, Texas.

McBain, Texas

Named for Scot John McBain.

McBee's Creek

Named for William H. McBee.

McBride, Texas

McCamey, Texas

Named for George B. McCamey, the driller of Baker Well No. 1 which made McCamey a boomtown in 1926.

McCarty Lake

McCaulley, Texas

McClanahan, Texas

McClean, Texas

Named for W. P. McClean. W. R. Patterson was the first mayor. Once called "Uplift City" for a bra factory located there.

McClellan Creek, Gray County

Named for General George B. McClellan.

McClellan Creek Lake

McClellan National Grassland Park

McClendon's, Texas

Named for McClendon's general store.

McClung Creek

McCollum, Texas

It was named for D .F. McCollum who owned the store and mill.

McConnico, Texas

McCook, Texas

Named for a storekeeper of 1856.

McCormick's Lake

Named for Arthur and Peggy McCormick, later was known as Peggy's Lake.

McCoy Creek

Named after John McCoy.

McCoy, Texas

There are several in different counties. The one in Red River County we know was named for Jasper McCoy, an early settler, another was named for W. A. McCoy.

McCrabb's Creek

Named after John McCrabb.

McCoskey, Texas

McCullum Creek

McCurley Prairie

McCurley, Texas

It was settled by the McCurley brothers in 1852.

McDade, Texas

It was named for James W. McDade, an early settler. It was originally called Tie Town.

McDermott, Texas

Named for storekeeper S. P. McDermott.

McDonald Creek

In Crosby County this creek is named for an early cattleman.

McDonald Mountain

A hill built by a McDonald family near Gilmer, Texas.

McDougal Creek

McDow, Texas

It is named for Arthur McDow.

McDowell Creek

There is one each in Shackelford and Stephens counties.

McFaddin, Texas

Named for James A. McFaddin. Town was originally called Marianna.

McFarland Creek

Named for James McFarland.

McFarland Lake

It was named for S. H. McFarland. It is also called Malden Lake.

McGarrah Settlement, Texas

Named for John (Jack) McGarrah and his wife Polly. Town became Buckner, Texas.

McGee Bend

Located on the Angelina River.

McGee Bend Project

A Dam project on the Angelina River in 1949, its name was later changed to Sam Rayburn Dam and Reservoir.

McGee, Texas

It was a railroad switch for the Reuben McGee Ranch in Denton County.

McGee, Texas

It was named for an early settler of Montague County.

McGinty Hill

It is located in El Paso.

McGinty's Prairie

McGirk, Texas

McGlasson Community, Texas

Established by George McGlasson in 1851.

McGloin's Bluff

Located between Corpus Christi and Ingleside.

McGough Springs, Texas

It was named for W. C. McGough who established the post office there.

McGrary's Chapel, Texas

Also called at one time or another: Sabine, Mount Moriah, Goforth, Hog Eye and Liberty City.

McGraw Creek, Newton County

McGregor, Texas

Named for Dr. Gregor Carmichael McGregor. Originally called McGregor Springs.

McGrew Creek, Hunt County

It was named for John McGrew.

McGuire Community, Texas

McKee Creek

McKees, Texas

McKees Gap

Named for Thomas McKee.

McKelligon Canyon Park, El Paso

McKenzie Creek, Scurry County

McKenzie Draw, Yoakum County

, Gaines County

, Martin County

McKenzie Lake

McKenzie Reservoir

McKenzie, Texas

Named for F. S. McKenzie who donated land for a school in 1908.

McKenzie Trail

McKibben, Texas

McKim Creek, Sabine County

Named for James McKim.

McKinney Bayou, Galveston County

Named for Thomas McKinney, it no longer exists.

McKinney Falls State Park

It is named for Thomas McKinney.

McKinney Lake, Bowie County

Named for Ashley McKinney

McKinney Mountains

Named for W. Q. McKinney, an early settler.

McKinney Spring, Texas

Settled by John and T. D. McKinney.

McKinney, Texas

Named for Colin McKinney.

McKinneytown, Texas

Named for Thomas F. McKinney. Now called Port Neches.

McKittirick Canyon

McKnight Settlement, Texas

It was settled in Donley County by Red Daugherty.

McLaughlin Creek

It was named for William McLaughlin.

McLaughlin Mountain

McLean, Texas

Named for a railroad president.

McLendon-Chisolm, Texas

McLeod, Texas

McMahan, Texas

Named for E. J. McMahan an early settler.

McManus Landing

Named for Robert McManus. It was located on the Trinity River.

McMillan Mountains, Bell County

McMillin, Texas

Named for Newton McMillin a Texas Ranger company commander in 1859.

McMullen College

Opened in 1880 at Tilden, Texas under sponsorship of the Baptist Church.

McMurry College

Located in Abilene.

McNair, Texas

McNamara, Texas

Shipping station for the O'Connor Ranch named for the family of the mother of Will, Jim, and Lawrence O'Connor.

McNary, Texas

Named for James M. McNary an El Paso banker.

McNeil, Texas

Early settlers were the Cahill, Millegan, and Walsh familes. Town was named for a railroad section foreman.

McNiel's Landing, Texas

Now called Marion.

McNorton, Texas

McNutt Creek

Named for Robert McNutt.

McQueeny, Texas

Named for a railroad official.

McShane, Texas

Named by the McShane Lumber Company, abandoned.

McSpadden's Lake

Medina, Texas

First settler was Christopher Fagan in 1865.

Melrose, Texas

Founded by Doctor T. J. Johnson from Scotland.

Memorial Park, Houston

The city's largest park, the property was sold to the city by Will Hogg, son of the former governor.

Mercury, Texas

First Postmaster was James E. Kelly in 1904. Among the early settlers were Perry Neal and a McCarthy family.

Mesquite, Texas

First settler was J. J. Gallaher in 1873.

Mexia, Texas

Among the early settlers were: R. D. Kennedy, J. H. McCain, T. H. Robertson, B. W. Jackson, and the Parker family who built Fort Parker.

Miami, Texas

Founded by Thomas O'Loughlin.

Mikeska, Texas

Second Postmaster was Mrs Ida B. Gallagher in 1901.

Mifflin, Texas

Milam, Texas

Named for Ben Milam.

Milford, Texas

First Mayor was W. R. McDaniel in 1888.

Millsap Valley, Texas

Now called Mineral Wells, an early settler was J. W. Lynch in 1877.

Millville, Texas

Named for an old mill built by Willis Calloway and Enoch Hays.

Mineola, Texas

Named by Ira H. Evans for his daughter, Ola and a friend, Minnie Patton. Early settlers included Stephen Kelly. Originally known as Sodom.

Mineral Wells, Texas

Judge J. W. Lynch had a cabin there in 1877. Originally called Millsap Valley.

Mingus, Texas

Among the early settlers were B. H. Stewart and a Mr Kelly.

Mission, Texas

Originally called Conway after John C. Conway.

Mobeetie, Texas

Founded by Thomas O'Laughlin and family among others. Town has also been known as Hidetown and Sweetwater City.

Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans, Texas

Named for John Monahans who dug the first water well.

Mondelphia, Texas

Laid out by Thomas McFarland.

Monohans Draw, Midland County

Monroe, Texas

Now called New Deal, the general store was run by Mr Connell. Named for Monroe G. Abernathy.

Monteola, Texas

Originally called Butler's Neighborhood for L. G. and A. B. Butler. Mase Lynch named it for a traveling salesman named Monty and his wife, Ola.

Montgomery, Texas

Named for General Richard Montgomery of the American Revolution. Andrew Montgomery and Owen Shannon were early settlers.

Moore's Fort, Texas

Later known as LaGrange, this settlement developed around a blockhouse built by James P. Ross and taken over by John Henry Moore after shooting Ross.

Moran, Texas

Named for John J. Moran, President of the MKT R.R..

Morgan, Texas

John Kelly was among the early settlers.

Morton, Texas

An early settler was R. H. McCausland who was the town's first school teacher in 1923.

Moscow, Texas

Named for Terrell Jackson whose nickname was "Moscow."


Located near Hunt, Texas it was owned by Daniel J. Moran, former CEO of Cononco. It is now a retreat and conference center for the Presbyterian Synod.

Moulten, Texas

J. W. McGill operated a trading post there in 1876.

Mound Praire, Texas

Founded by Methodist minister, J. K. Malone.

Mound, Texas

Among the early settlers was Robert Caldwell.

Mount Blanco Community, Texas

Finanaced in part by Lord Jameson of Ireland. Mrs. Elizabeth (Boyle) Smith was the first Postmistress.

Mount Comfort, Texas

Joined three other communities to become Maydelle named after Governor Thomas M. Campbell's daughter.

Mount Connor

Mount Moriah, Texas

See McGarary's Chapel.

Mount Petrea, Texas

Settled by James A. Crawford.

Mount Pleasant, Texas

Settled in parts through the efforts of James H. Cowan.

Mount Sterling, Texas

Founded by John Durst in 1838.

Mount Vernon, Texas

Originally called Keith's for Stephen Keith.

Mulberry Flat, Texas

The first school teacher was a McGeehee.

Muldoon, Texas

Named for the good padre, Michael Muldoon, the friar Tuck of the Texas Revolution.

Mullin Creek

Mullin, Texas

Founded by a Mullin family in 1857. Early settlers were: the Kirkpatrick, Conner, and McCormick families.

Mullins, Texas

Named for J. L. Mullins, now called Rosebud.

Munday, Texas

Reverend Edward Wallace helped to found the town on property that belonged to several men, one of whom was J. N. Campbell.

Murphy Creek, Shakelford County

Murphy, Texas

Settled by C. P. McMillen and named for William Murphy in 1846. Originally called Maxwell.

Murphyville, Texas

Named for T. C. Murphy, the owner of the local water hole; now named Alpine, Texas.

Murray, Texas

Named for J. J. Murray an early settler.

Murray's Fort, Texas

A family fort located in Shackleford County during the Civil War.

Mustang, Texas

This ghost town in Washington County was at one time the residence of William Barrett Travis.

Mustang Branch, Texas

Settled in 1842 by Thomas Keenan, it was named by fellow settler and his brother-in-law, William Cochran, for the mustang grapes that grew wild in the areain 1843. The name was later changed to Farmers Branch.

Myrtle Springs, Texas

Named for Myrtle Murrey, town was originally called Hidden Springs.


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