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Welcome to Mangum ...

So far, we found very little information about Mangum. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mangum to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mangum, please Contact Us.


Mangum was located in the Texas Panhandle.

Mangum would have been located within present day Eastland County<2>.


The location of Mangum has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Mangum, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Mangum is 1,480 feet [451 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Mangum was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Mangum once stood is in the (254) area code.

Communities Also Named Mangum ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Mangum - they are located in Idaho, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mangum.

Communities near Mangum ...

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

  • Eastland
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Cisco
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,850 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco <5>
  • Ranger
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
    • Ranger is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,354 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger <5>
  • Gorman
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 <5>
  • Rising Star
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Carbon
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 <5>
  • Putnam
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Kokomo
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kokomo
    • Kokomo is located in Eastland County
  • Olden
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Nimrod ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimrod
    • Nimrod is located in Eastland 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 Mangum. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mangum.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mangum. 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 Mangum.

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

Adding Mangum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mangum 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 Mangum was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Mangum post office opened in 1899.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mangum.

The official website for Eastland County: www.eastlandcountytexas.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mangum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Eastland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mangum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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