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Welcome to Duster ...

Duster is located

Duster is located in Comanche County<1>.


The location of Duster has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Duster, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

Duster is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Duster lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Duster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Duster.

  • Comanche
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Dublin
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin is located in Erath County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,552 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin <4>
  • De Leon
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Gorman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
    • Gorman is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorman <4>
  • Rising Star
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Carbon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon <4>
  • Rucker
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rucker
    • Rucker is located in Comanche County
  • Sipe Springs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipe Springs
    • Sipe Springs is located in Comanche County
  • Sidney
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
    • Sidney is located in Comanche County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney <4>
  • Comyn
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comyn
    • Comyn is located in Comanche County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Duster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Duster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Duster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Duster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Duster. See our Newspapers Page for Duster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Duster ...

Looking for more information about Duster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Duster, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Duster.

Adding Duster to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Duster in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Duster was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Duster post office opened in 1891.

We also found Duster in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Duster.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Duster. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Comanche, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Duster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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