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McMullen County Texas
McMullen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 851. Its seat is Tilden. McMullen is named for John McMullen, founder of a colony in Texas.The McMullen County Courthouse was designed by the architect William Charles Stephenson, originally from Buffalo, New York. Stephenson also designed some fifty buildings in Beeville, including the Bee County Courthouse.
Tilden was one of the first two settlements in McMullen County when it was founded in 1858 at the mouth of Leoncita Creek on the Frio River. The settlement, then known as Rio Frio, had eight to ten crude dwellings that housed about thirty people by the fall of that year. Soon afterward the townspeople built a road connecting their settlement to the old San Antonio-Laredo road, which lay to the west. In the early 1860s the town grew slowly. In 1862 Levi J. Edwards built its first general store, and shortly after he added a saloon. About that time, too, the town built its first school. The settlement acted as a home-guard post for the Twenty-ninth Brigade of the Texas Confederate Militia during the Civil War. During the early 1860s Rio Frio became known as Dog Town. One explanation of this name holds that drunken cowboys on a shooting spree left about fifteen dead dogs on the street. The other popular explanation is that many ranchers used dogs to work their cattle. By 1870 Dog Town had a population of 190, and in 1871 the community was granted a post office.
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May 2015: News: Newspapers of McMullen CountyMar 2015: Death News; MARTIN, TEAL; Fire News: Court News: District Court Adjourns; Weather News; School News; Community News; Visiting News: MARTIN, BENNETT, WHEELER, MCADA, BALLARD, FRANKLIN, CALLIHAN
Dec 2014: Obit: LUGO, FRANKLIN, MARTIN, SKINNER; Crime News: YOUNG, O'DONNELL
Aug 2014: Cemeteries
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