Wall, Texas

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Unincorporated community
Wall is located in Texas
Wall is located in the US
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°22′27″N 100°18′27″W / 31.37417°N 100.30750°W / 31.37417; -100.30750Coordinates: 31°22′27″N 100°18′27″W / 31.37417°N 100.30750°W / 31.37417; -100.30750
Country United States
State Texas
County Tom Green
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1370774

Wall is an unincorporated community in Tom Green County, Texas, United States. According to the Handbook of Texas, the community had an estimated population of 200 in 2000.[1] The community is part of the San Angelo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Wall is located in Tom Green County, Texas.


The area was known by several different names (Lipan School, Little School, and Murray's Store) after it was settled in the mid-1880s. The community was named Wall after J. M. Wall, a shopkeeper who served as postmaster after the town's post office opened in 1906. Wall served as a trading center for the fertile Lipan Flat region. The population stood at approximately 250 in 1920, 120 through the 1930s and 1940s, and had slightly risen to around 200 during the latter half of the twentieth century.[1]

The community currently supports several businesses, and a post office (zip code: 76957),[2] and a school.

Author Jenny Lawson's bestselling memoir Let's Pretend This Never Happened discussed growing up in Wall, Texas.[3]


Public education in the community of Wall is provided by the Wall Independent School District, which also serves the surrounding rural areas of southeastern Tom Green County.


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