Uncovered Texas


Comyn-Theney, Community of

During the rapid settlement of this area following the removal of the Indian threat, about 1875, a rural community developed here. Besides a few homes and a school, it had a trading post-store, operated by W. F. Matheney. His name, shortened to "Theney" for business purposes also came to designate t....

Historical Marker - Comyn.

Early Humble Camp in Permian Basin

The World's largest complex of oil wells in the 1920s was developed in this area. Key to success of this vast petroleum field lay in finding ways to convey oil to growing fuel markets. First efficient transportation came in 1925 with the laying of the Humble pipeline from Kemper Station, near Big La....

Historical Marker - McCamey.


COMYN, TEXAS . Comyn, on Farm Road 1496 in eastern Comanche County, was settled about 1875. The community was first called Theney for W. F. Matheney, who operated a trading post. In 1881, when the Texas Central Railroad built through the town and opened a depot there, the community's name was change....

Ghosttown - Comyn.

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