Mount Enterprise, Texas

[from the Handbook of Texas Online] Mount Enterprise, ten miles southeast of Laneville in southern Rusk County, was named for a small elevation near the town and for the business enterprise of the Vinson brothers, who settled in the area in 1832. The town owes its existence to the presence of promising iron ore in the area. Charles Vinson considered the "old mountain" nearby to be an "iron mountain," and he was not far off the mark; the brown, crumbly ore of the Weches formation that outcrops in the area has a better than 50 percent iron content. However, Vinson's real enterprise came in the form of manufacturing and retailing. His factory made wagons, buggies, furniture, plows, caskets, and a patented churn. He launched a chain of stores to sell these things operating out of Mount Enterprise and at one time had four stores.

More from Mt Enterprise

Photographs from the Mount Enterprise Progress

May 2, 1969, Souvenir Edition

Post Office, 1915

Mt Enterprise Herald, 1914

1937 Boy Scouts

C M Langford

Snow in Mt Enterprise

Mt Enterprise, 1912

Frank H Lawler

Jake Westfall

Mt Enterprise School

1909 High School

Richard Madden Sr

Main Street

Main Street

The Golden Rule

The Owl

Magnolia Service Station

City Drug Store

Ladies' Auxiliary

Oliver-March Drug Store

Caro Northern Railroad

Mount Enterprise Health Clinic

Mount Enterprise Health Clinic

Basketball Team, 1940

Cemeteries located nearby
Campground Cemetery
Edmonson (Old Town) Cemetery
Gatlin-Matlock Cemetery
Isabell Chapel Cemetery
King Cemetery
Phillips Cemetery
Ross Cemetery
Ross Hall Cemetery
Talley Cemetery
Woodlawn Heights Cemetery