Moscow, Texas

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Moscow
Moscow is located in Texas
Moscow
Moscow
Location within the state of Texas
Moscow is located in the United States
Moscow
Moscow
Moscow (the United States)
Coordinates: 30°54′47.69″N 94°49′30.75″W / 30.9132472°N 94.8252083°W / 30.9132472; -94.8252083
Country United States
State Texas
CountyPolk
Named forMoscow, Russia
Population
 (2000)
 • Total170
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

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 Greensboro, after the founder David Green.[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.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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