Sunday, July 13, 2008


If you drive too fast you will miss Monaville! Located on Texas Farm Road 359 near Harris Creek you will find one blinking red light, a historical marker, a new restaurant and bar called the Thirsty Parrot, an old store called Monaville Grocery and very soon a brand new store called

The Monaville General Store.

My sister and her family are opening the new General Store. Here is a current photo of the building.

Who is Mona and why does she have a "ville"?

Here is a little history:

Daniel C. Singletary opened the area's first post office and grocery store in 1886 and named the community in honor of his daughter Mona. Although the office discontinued postal service to the surrounding agricultural community in 1913, the community still had a school and a cotton gin. In 1941 Monaville reported a population of seventy-five. In 1987 Monaville remained an agricultural and livestock-raising community with one business. The community reported a population of 180 in 1990 and 2000.

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