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MONTFORT, TEXAS. Montfort (Montford), on Farm Road 636 eleven miles northeast of Corsicana in northeastern Navarro County, was established in the late 1890s and named for a local resident. A post office operated from 1896 until 1904. Montfort was never very large, and in the mid-1930s it had only a couple of stores, a school, and few houses; the population in 1936 was fifteen. After World War II the stores closed, and the school was consolidated with Roane school. By the mid-1960s only a few scattered houses remained.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro County (Dallas: Southwestern, 1933). Wyvonne Putman, comp., Navarro County History (5 vols., Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975–84). Alva Taylor, History and Photographs of Corsicana and Navarro County (Corsicana, Texas, 1959; rev. ed., Navarro County History and Photographs, Corsicana, 1962).
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