Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


Named for settler William Mingus, who arrived in the 1850s, the town was born with the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. Mingus has remained quiet with no disasters or noteworthy events to report. 
The town hit its zenith from 1920 - 1930 with an estimated population of 1,100. By the end of the Great Depression there were less than 600 people left. Mingus' post office has managed to stay open and according to the 2003 state map, it still serves a population of 246.