Melvin is a town in McCulloch County, Texas, United States. The population was 179 at the 2010 census.
Location of Melvin, Texas
|Coordinates: 31°11′49″N 99°34′50″W|
The Town of Melvin,Texas, located in McCulloch County, Texas, had a school system (Melvin Independent School District) serving grades 1 thru 12 through May 1971. In the summer of 1971, the school was officially closed and all students were consolidated into the Brady Independent School District.
The Melvin School system was active in academics, UIL competitions, Future Farmers of America, Future Homemakers of America, junior high and high school sports including football, basketball, volleyball, track, softball, and baseball. Annual livestock shows were held as well.
Melvin High School was able to field good 11-man football teams until the 1960s. As the school and town populations shrank in size, the school was moved into the 6-man football districts in which it did very well. The school also had a drill team that performed at all home and away games.
The last senior class to graduate from Melvin High School held their graduation in May 1971. There were two seniors that year. As stated above, that summer the announcement was made that MISD was officially closed and all remaining and new students from Melvin and the specified surrounding areas would be consolidated into the Brady Independent School District,of Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.