Grit, Texas

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Grit, Texas
Unincorporated community
Grit, Texas is located in Texas
Grit, Texas
Grit, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°47′00″N 99°19′12″W / 30.78333°N 99.32000°W / 30.78333; -99.32000Coordinates: 30°47′00″N 99°19′12″W / 30.78333°N 99.32000°W / 30.78333; -99.32000
Country United States
State Texas
County Mason
Elevation 1,716 ft (523 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 48-31244[1]
GNIS feature ID 1358458[2]

Grit is an unincorporated farming and ranching community established c. 1889 in Mason County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on SH 29, 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Mason, near Honey Creek.[3][4] Grit was centered around the cotton industry, and once had its own cotton gin. While never a large population, the community did have a school, store and church. The prevailing theory of the town's name is that it reflects the quality of the area soil.[5] Grit received a post office in 1901, which remained active until 1980.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "GNS Grit Texas". GNS. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Honey Creek". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Rhoades, Alice J. "Grit, Texas". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mason County postmasters". Jim Wheat. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "TE Grit, Texas". Texas Escapes. Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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