Munday, Texas

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Munday is a city in Knox County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,527 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 1,209.[3]

The Texas politician Orville Bullington practiced law in Munday early in the 20th century and was the Knox county attorney before he ran as the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1932 against Miriam Ferguson.

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Geography

Munday is located at 33°26′57″N 99°37′34″W / 33.44917°N 99.62611°W / 33.44917; -99.62611 (33.449292, -99.626028)[4]. It is situated at the junction of U.S. Highway 277, State Highway 222, and Farm Roads 1581 and 2811 in southeastern Knox County.[5]

Munday is approximately 75 miles from both Abilene and Wichita Falls.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.

History

The community dates from 1893, when a store was built at the site. Originally known as Maud, it was renamed for postmaster R.P. Munday when the first post office was established in 1894.[7] In 1903, West Munday merchants – separated by a thousand yards from East Munday, moved their buildings to east.[5][7] The Wichita Valley Railroad arrived in 1906, the same year that the community incorporated. With 956 residents in 1910, Munday was easily the largest town in Knox County. By 1950, the population reached 2,270. The population slowly decreased throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. Attractions in Munday include a nine-hole golf course, county library, city park, and antique shops.[6]

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