Dumont, Texas

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For the Harris County, Texas community formerly called "Dumont", see South Houston, Texas.
Dumont
Unincorporated community
Dumont is located in Texas
Dumont
Dumont
Dumont is located in the US
Dumont
Dumont
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 33°48′35″N 100°30′58″W / 33.80972°N 100.51611°W / 33.80972; -100.51611Coordinates: 33°48′35″N 100°30′58″W / 33.80972°N 100.51611°W / 33.80972; -100.51611
Country United States
State Texas
County King
Population (2000 est.)
 • Total 85
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79232
Area code(s) 806

Dumont is an unincorporated community in King County, Texas, United States. It lies in the far northwestern corner of the county, near the Dickens County line. As of the 2000 census, the population was estimated to be 85, making it the second largest community in the sparsely populated county, behind the county seat of Guthrie.

History[edit]

Dumont was founded sometime in the late 1880s and named after the first postmaster of the nearby community of Paducah. By 1896 three churches served Dumont's fifty or so residents, and in 1914 schools from 2 neighboring communities consolidated to form Dumont Independent School District #1, which remained intact until 1959 when it was consolidated with Guthrie schools.

Though it has served as a minor center for shipping and commerce for several area ranches, the town has never been highly populated, reaching a high mark of 105 residents in 1960. By 1980 this had fallen to 95, and in 1990 Dumont reportedly had 3 businesses in operation and a population of 85, a figure it maintained through to the 2000 Census.

Education[edit]

Dumont is served by the Guthrie Common School District.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dumont has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Climate Summary for Dumont, Texas

Handbook of Texas Online entry for Dumont