The area was settled in the early 1860s. A post office operated there from 1874 to 1880 and from 1899 to 1918. In 1882, the reported population was 200. Circa 1900, the community served as a stop on the Texas and Gulf Railroad.
By the early 1990s, only a few scattered dwellings remained.
It is the birthplace of Tex Ritter.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Murvaul, Texas
- Murvaul, Texas -- Handbook of Texas Online
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