Grit, Texas

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Grit, Texas
Grit, Texas is located in Texas
Grit, Texas
Grit, Texas
Location within the state of Texas
Grit, Texas is located in the United States
Grit, Texas
Grit, Texas
Grit, Texas (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMason
Elevation
1,716 ft (523 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)319
FIPS code48-31244[1]
GNIS feature ID1358458[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 on 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][6] Grit received a post office in 1901, which remained active until 1980.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 59.
  7. ^ "Mason County postmasters". Jim Wheat. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  8. ^ "TE Grit, Texas". Texas Escapes. Blueprints For Travel, LLC. Retrieved 6 January 2012.

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