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Manning, Texas


Manning. The community of Manning grew up around the operations of the Carter-Kelley Lumber Company, established here about 1906. The town was named for D. W. W. Manning (b. 1820) who started a sawmill here in 1867. By 1929 Manning had a population of 1300 and included a movie theater, a school, stores, churches, a post office, and a railroad depot. The town began to decline after a fire destroyed the mill in the mid-1930s, and operations were moved to Camden (30 mi. W). The townsite is now marked by homes, sawmill ruins, and a cemetery. (1980, 1995) Supplemental plaque: This house and what was left of Manning after the mill fire of 1936 were bought by Morgan M. Flournoy. Here he and his wife Ruby raised five children. - Historical Marker Text. Marker erected 1980.  Located on FM 844, 10 mi. south of Huntington.

Manning Cemetery is located at FM 1818/FM 844 junction S. 3 miles to Manning Cemetery Road. East .3 miles to cemetery.


31° 8' 19.68" N, 94° 32' 10.716" W