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In researching death certificates, I kept coming across a town that looked like "Mirivd" or some other spelling. I never could make it out.

Then my cousin gave me an old newspaper article his grandmother had in her collection of family photos, Christmas cards and obits. There it was, plain as could be, "Milvid". Not a whole lot has been written about Milvid but it was evidently a town, which was created, as so many were, by the lumber companies as they hauled the pine trees along the routes by train. These little towns were train station, lumber towns. When the lumber industry was gone, the towns soon followed.

Near where Milvid stood is an old black cemetery deep in the woods and hard to reach. Up the hill is a white cemetery, or so they say.

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Today I found Milvid, there are still families in the area but the townsite is gone, the sawmill and train depot are gone and while the cemetery is there, no headstones remain.
Hi Michael

I can see you have not visited my website because this article is already posted..LOL!!!
Your link on Milvid was the one I had used originally, but with Milvid_South. That link is broken and I will use your link to replace it. Thanks.

The Texas Transportation Archive is one resource I use quite often, especially in my researching the old sawmill towns in Hardin and Liberty county. So many of my ancestors worked in those mills! My grandfather almost cut his foot off when he was very young, working in the Kirby mill, Villge Mills TX
I have added a post card sent from Milvid in 1913, and will be adding a letter sent to a cousin. Keep checking the website.

One of the links are broken so I will be replacing it soon.





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