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Welcome to Masterson ...

Masterson is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Masterson is located in Moore County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Masterson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1950.

Masterson is 3,700 feet [1,128 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Masterson is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Masterson is within the boundaries of the (806) area code.

The ZIP code for Masterson: 79058<3>

Communities Also Named Masterson ...

While we believe that this Masterson is located in Moore County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Masterson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Brazoria and Carson County.

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

Communities near Masterson ...

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

  • Dumas
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Tascosa ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tascosa have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tascosa
    • Tascosa is located in Oldham County
  • Fritch
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fritch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fritch
    • Fritch is located in Hutchinson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,928 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fritch <4>
  • Channing
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
  • Sanford
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
    • Sanford is located in Hutchinson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford <4>
  • Bishop Hills
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Hills
    • Bishop Hills is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
  • Oil City
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
    • Oil City is located in Hutchinson County
  • Sunray
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunray have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunray
    • Sunray is located in Moore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,785 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunray <4>
  • Cactus
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus
    • Cactus is located in Moore County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,235 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cactus <4>
  • Hartley
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)

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 Masterson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Masterson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Masterson ...

Looking for more information about Masterson? 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 Masterson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Masterson.

Adding Masterson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Masterson post office opened in 1950.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Masterson.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Masterson. 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 Moore, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Masterson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Masterson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Masterson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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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