TEACUP, TEXAS. Teacup is on U.S. Highway 377 eight miles northeast of Junction in eastern Kimble County. It was probably named for 200-foot-high Teacup Mountain, located just to the west, which is said to resemble an inverted teacup. Between 1933 and 1947 the agriculture-based community claimed a population of ten and a general store. At one time a voter's precinct called the Teacup Box was organized, and the post office may have been located in the general store run by Tom Walton. Teacup acquired a school no later than 1935; it may have held classes into the 1950s. No population has been listed for Teacup since 1947.
Recorded Landmarks of Kimble County (Junction, Texas: Kimble County Historical Survey Committee, 1971). Frederica Burt Wyatt, "Kimble County," Stalkin Kin, May 1976.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Anthony B. Gaxiola, "TEACUP, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrt07), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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