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Welcome to Melvin ...

The town of Melvin is located in Hill Country.

Melvin is located in McCulloch County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Melvin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1906.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Melvin has a population of 167 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Melvin is 1,830 feet [558 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Melvin: (325)

The ZIP code for Melvin: 76858<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Melvin had an population of 167 people. This is a decrease of 6.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Melvin had a population of 178 people. This makes Melvin the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 178 people, the population of Melvin increased 14.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 155 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Melvin.

Communities Also Named Melvin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Melvin - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Melvin ...

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

  • Brady
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
    • Brady is located in McCulloch County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,178 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brady <6>
  • Eden
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden is located in Concho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,339 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden <6>
  • Salt Gap ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Gap
    • Salt Gap is located in McCulloch County
  • Pear Valley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Doole ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doole
    • Doole is located in McCulloch County
  • Lohn
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lohn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lohn
    • Lohn is located in McCulloch County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lohn <6>
  • Calf Creek ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calf Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calf Creek
    • Calf Creek is located in McCulloch County
  • Millersview
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Waldrip
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldrip have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldrip
    • Waldrip is located in McCulloch County
  • Live Oak
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oak
    • Live Oak is located in Concho 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 Melvin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Melvin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melvin ...

Looking for more information about Melvin? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Melvin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Melvin.

Adding Melvin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Melvin 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 Melvin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Melvin post office opened in 1906.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Melvin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Melvin. 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 McCulloch, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Melvin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melvin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Melvin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Melvin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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