Jackson County Places:  Vanderbilt      

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VANDERBILT, TEXAS. Vanderbilt is on Farm Road 616 in southeastern Jackson County. In 1904 the town grew up around the new railroad station on acreage of the old Mitchell spread in the George Ewing league. A post office was built in 1907 and continued to serve in 1988. Vanderbilt is on the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway, and has served as a shipping and retail center for local farmers and ranchers. In 1945 the community had a population of 300 and a business section of ten stores. The population reached its zenith in 1962 at 900, then dropped by 1971 to 667, where it remained through 1990. In 1988 Vanderbilt had five businesses.

History from the Handbook of Texas Online

1936 Map of Vanderbilt from General Highway Map of Jackson County, 1936 View map legend; Click to enlarge map
 

Postmasters

of Vanderbilt

Willis, John F., 8 Apr 1907
Berry, Clarence A., 13 Jun 1907

(Order rescinded 16 Aug 1907)

Coleman, Clyde C., 29 Jan 1908
Source:  Postmasters and Post Offices of Jackson County, 1846 - 1930
Map of Vanderbilt from mapquest.com
Map of Vanderbilt, USGS Survey
Map showing Vanderbilt Elementary School, USGS Survey
Map showing Vanderbilt Oil Field, USGS Survey
Vanderbilt Demographic Data
 

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