Joplin, Texas

Unincorporated town
Location within the state of Texas

Coordinates: 33°05′37″N 97°59′41″W / 33.09361°N 97.99472°W / 33.09361; -97.99472Coordinates: 33°05′37″N 97°59′41″W / 33.09361°N 97.99472°W / 33.09361; -97.99472

Country United States
State Texas
County Jack
Population (2000 est.)
 • Total 30
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 940

Joplin is an unincorporated farming community in Jack County, Texas, United States. It lies on State Highway 199, ten miles southeast of Jacksboro, and has an estimated population of 30.


Joplin was founded in the late 1880s as a community center for local farmers. By 1896, the town had its own school, three churches, and a general store, mill, and cotton gin. The population of Joplin has never exceeded 100, the closest being the 75 residents reported from 1896 through the early 1940s. Joplin did, at one time, have a post office, which served the area from 1891 through its closure in 1914.


Handbook of Texas Online entry for Joplin

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