Moscow, Texas

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Moscow is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Texas, United States. As of the year 2000, the community had approximately 170 residents.

Geography[edit]

Moscow is at the junction of U.S. Highway 59 and Farm to Market Road 350, ninety miles north of Houston in central Polk County.

History[edit]

The community was named for the distant city of Moscow, Russia, after postal authorities refused to accept the townspeople's first choice, there being another post office in the state with a similar name.[1]

Moscow was a flourishing town at one time with saloons, hotels and mule-drawn street cars.

Education[edit]

Moscow is served by Corrigan-Camden Independent School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Jack (Sep 16, 1956). "What's in a (Town's) Name?". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. 28. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 30°54′48″N 94°49′31″W / 30.91333°N 94.82528°W / 30.91333; -94.82528