Mountain Home, Texas

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Mountain Home, Texas
unincorporated community
Coordinates: 30°10′29″N 99°22′49″W / 30.17472°N 99.38028°W / 30.17472; -99.38028Coordinates: 30°10′29″N 99°22′49″W / 30.17472°N 99.38028°W / 30.17472; -99.38028
Country United States
State Texas
County Kerr
Elevation 1,909 ft (582 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 96
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-49620[1]
GNIS feature ID 1342167[2]

Mountain Home is an unincorporated community in Kerr County, Texas, United States, at the intersection of State Hwy 27 and State Hwy 41.[3] Although it is unincorporated, Mountain Home has a post office, with the ZIP code of 78058. It was here the infamous Texas Slave Ranch was located. Hitch hikers and drifters were picked up and put to work at the Slave Ranch making key chains and cheap souvenirs, now very much in demand by collectors. No bodies were ever found, but survivors helped the police locate a huge fire pit full of bone fragments,[4]

The first Mountain Home post office was established in 1879,[5] with Hiram L Nelson as the first Postmaster.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Fisheries Research Station[6] opened on Highway 27 in 1925.

The Texas Catholic Boys Camp[7] was started in Mountain Home in 1951 by the Society of Mary.

Notable people[edit]

Billy and Vincent dowdy are the father and son owners of the Garven Store in the Mountain home area it's been there since 1932, they have gas and jerky.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Oehler, Herbert E: Mountain Home from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 4 June 2010. Texas State Historical Association
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ "Mountain Home Postmasters". Jim Wheat. Retrieved 4 June 2010. Jim Wheat
  6. ^ "Fisheries Research Station". Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Texas Catholic Boys Camp". TECABOCA. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 

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