Mertens is a town located in Hill County in Central Texas. It is located along State Highway 22. The population was 125 at the 2010 census.
Location of Mertens, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°3′31″N 96°53′42″W|
The first settlers arrived at this location in the late 1880s. During this time, the St. Louis Southwestern Railway was constructed through the area on its way from Corsicana toHillsboro. The town's name originated from the engineer's wife of the first train that traveled though. In 1888, the post office opened and within 4 years, a bank was established with the population just above 75 residents. The International – Great Northern Railroad reached the community on its way from Italy to Malone during this time, creating a crossroads with the railways. The town became incorporated in 1914 with electric power reaching the city the year after.
The Town of Mertens is served by the Frost Independent School District.