Mungerville School

There’s not much evidence that the community of Mungerville ever existed.  If it weren’t for this forlorn abandoned building sitting in the middle of Northwest Texas farmland, surrounded by overgrown vegetation, Mungerville would be a distant memory.  It is known that Mungerville was an early farming community on Ranch Road 829 thirteen miles from Lamesa in west central Dawson County. In 1947 it had a school, two businesses, and a population of seventy.  This bears further investigation.

References:  “MUNGERVILLE, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 06, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.


Author: bronsondorsey

I am an architectural photographer located in Austin, TX.

2 thoughts on “Mungerville”

  1. This is the Mungerville schoolhouse. It was built out of the Public Works Administration programs in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Rumor has it that it will soon be under renovation to be turned into a private residence.

    1. Levi, thanks for that bit of information. I wasn’t sure when it was built. Being part of the WPA makes sense, as many rural schools in Texas were built during this period.


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