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The city of Mertzon is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Mertzon is located in Irion County<1> and is the County Seat for Irion County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Mertzon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mertzon has a population of 753 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Mertzon is 2,210 feet [674 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Mertzon is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Mertzon is located in the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Mertzon: 76941<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mertzon had an population of 753 people. This is a decrease of 3.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mertzon had a population of 781 people (or 48.84% of the total population of Irion County). This makes Mertzon the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 781 people, the population of Mertzon decreased 6.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 839 people).

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

Communities near Mertzon ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Mertzon.

  • Hughes ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hughes. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
    • Hughes is located in Irion County
  • Knickerbocker
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Christoval
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Barnhart
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Carlsbad
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlsbad have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad <6>
  • San Angelo
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Grape Creek
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grape Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grape Creek
    • Grape Creek is located in Tom Green County
  • Water Valley
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley is located in Tom Green County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <6>
  • Eldorado
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
    • Eldorado is located in Schleicher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,566 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldorado <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mertzon ...

Looking for more information about Mertzon? 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 Mertzon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mertzon.

Adding Mertzon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mertzon 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 Mertzon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Mertzon post office opened in 1908.

We also found Mertzon on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mertzon.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Irion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mertzon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mertzon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Mertzon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mertzon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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