Original Town Site & Post Office of Weldon: Texas Historical Marker
In 1850 William Morrow built a cotton gin about a mile north of here, opening a settlement. An early post office in the vicinity was renamed Weldon in 1869, for Weldon Jones Murchison (1838-99), a local pioneer merchant. Local economy was based on cotton and timber. I & GN hauled logs over a tram road to mills in Trinity (15 miles east) by 1900. The town moved south in 1911, when Beaumont & Great Northern Railway reached this point. The East Texas Development Company platted the new town site, which prospered in spite of disastrous fires in 1926 and 1927. The Weldon post office closed Sept. 3, 1976. Post office is near Weldon on FM 230.