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RUTH, TEXAS (Concho County). Ruth was ten miles southwest of Eden in southwestern Concho County. In 1908 promotional literature for the county cited Ruth as one of five Concho communities with a windmill. The settlement had a post office from 1908 to 1917. In 1914 Ruth had a combination grocery shop and drugstore and a population of forty-two. By 1936 the community had been abandoned.


W. C. Montgomery, Have You Ever Heard of the Great Concho Country? (Ballinger, Texas, 1908).

Mary M. Standifer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Mary M. Standifer, "RUTH, TX (CONCHO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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