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Do you know of Comet ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Comet. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Comet.

Our sources for Comet (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Comet other than they indicate that Comet would be found somewhere in Marion County, Texas.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1891 and closed  in 1905.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Comet ...

We found ten communities that share the name Comet.

Within Texas, the name Comet is unique.

Beyond Texas, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Little River County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Comet [Little River County].
    • Kansas
      • Brown County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Comet [Brown County].
    • Missouri
      • Dade County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Comet [Dade County].
    • Montana
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Comet [Jefferson County].
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Comet [Lincoln County].
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Comet [Ashe County].
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Comet [Jackson County].
      • Summit County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Comet [Summit County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Comet.
    • Virginia
      • Isle of Wight County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Comet [Isle of Wight County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Comet ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Comet:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Comet - Services available: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Marion County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Marion County.

 North Jefferson
 Old Monterey
KelleyvillePotters Point
Lou EllenTall Pines

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Comet could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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