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Mount Airy

Posted by sejohnso 
Mount Airy
April 02, 2020 04:32PM
Anyone ever heard of a section or town in Dallas County called Mount Airy.
Re: Mount Airy
April 03, 2020 12:42PM
Quick check found hundreds of mentions late 19th through early 20th century in the Dallas Morning News archives including Mount Airy Academy, Mount Airy Public School, Mount Airy Christian Church, Polling Site, etc. all related to West Dallas and Oak Cliff. There was mention of the proposed Mount Airy Street Railway in connection with the failed West Dallas Railway ca 1890.

Other references to the foot of Mount Airy suggest it may have been another name for the eastern portion of West Dallas where the land rises from the Trinity bottoms.

Accounts of the damage by the May 1908 flood state all that remained of the town was the name with 7/8ths of the buildings under water.

Don't recall ever seeing it on a map or subdivision plat but will check my archives.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2020 02:27PM by M C Toyer.
Re: Mount Airy
April 04, 2020 07:54AM
Thanks this came from election results from the Dallas County Sheriff's Race in November 1886. Listed results from Mount Airy, Cedar Hill, Eagle Ford, Five Mile, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Jewella, Farmers Branch, Mesquite, North Mesquite, Bales School House, Hackberry, Hutchins and Sowers.

Sheriff William “Henry” Lewis (Elected: 2 November 1886, Term: 2 November 1886 to 8 November 1892) defeated Sheriff William Horace Waring Smith (Elected: 7 November 1882, Term: 20 November 1882 to 2 November 1886)
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