Mabank Historical

Mabank Historical (HM1TF6)

Location: Mabank, TX 75147 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.15', W 96° 6.796'

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Originally part of the George T. Walters Survey, this acreage in the 1840s and '50s belonged to many absentee landowners including Sam Houston. In 1887 John R. Jones, a merchant from nearby Goshen, and his wife Joella platted and developed a town called "Lawn City" (1 mi. NE). Soon a post office was established and the name changed to "Lawndale". When the Texas & New Orleans Railroad bypassed Lawndale in 1900 on its route from Kemp to Athens, it ran through the northern part of the Mason-Eubank Ranch. The owners, Thomas H. Eubank (1859-1952) and rancher-banker G.W. ("Dodge") Mason (1858-1917), set aside one square mile of their holdings for a town. The name "Mabank" was formed by combining the names of the two landowners.

Lawndale families and merchants began moving to Mabank. The town grew rapidly, boasting a park, depot, and stock loading pens. There was a gin, post office, cafe, hotel, and several mercantile businesses. Later, church lots were set aside for Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian congregations. The Baptist church erected a building for a community house and school.

The economy of the area depended first on farming and later on ranching. The 1966 development of Cedar Creek Lake strengthened the community.
HM NumberHM1TF6
Year Placed1979
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8533.)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 771618 N 3585021
Decimal Degrees32.36916667, -96.11326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.15', W 96° 6.796'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 9" N, 96° 6' 47.76" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 620 US-175 BUS, Mabank TX 75147, US
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