Munday is a city in Knox County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,527 at the2000 census. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau placed the population at 1,300.
The Texas politician Orville Bullington practiced law in Munday early in the 20th century and was the Knox county attorney before he ran as the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1932 against Miriam Ferguson.
Main Street in Munday
Location of Munday, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°26′57″N 99°37′34″W|
The community dates from 1893, when a store was built at the site. Originally known as Maud, it was renamed for postmaster R.P. Munday when the first post office was established in 1894.In 1903, West Munday merchants – separated by a thousand yards from East Munday, moved their buildings to east. The Wichita Valley Railroad arrived in 1906, the same year that the community incorporated. With 968 residents in 1910, Munday was easily the largest town in Knox County. By 1950, the population reached 2,270. The population slowly decreased throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. Attractions in Munday include a nine-hole golf course, county library, city park, and antique shops.
Cotton has continued to major agricultural crop in the Munday area and continues to be a significant component of the local economy. W. A. Earnest built a gin in 1900, and thereafter cotton processing remained significant, but Munday also became a center for vegetable processing, since irrigation encouraged local farmers to raise onions, potatoes, cucumbers, melons, and other produce. Texas A&M University opened a vegetable research center in Munday in 1971.
The City of Munday is served by the Munday Consolidated Independent School District.
Munday High School is rated an Recognized campus by the Texas Education Agency (2010). The High School's mascot is the Moguls and school colors are purple and gold. The Mogul football team won the Class A State Championship in 1984, 2007, and 2012. The Mogulette track team won the State Championship 5 times; in '88,'89,'90,'91, and '99. They were also State Champions in Cross Country twice; in '88 and '89. The Mogul track team won State in '85,'88,'90,'91 and '11. They still hold the State record in the 1600 meter relay and were named to the UIL All Century Track Team. The Munday High School Purple Cloud Band has won the Texas 1A Honor Band Competition twice, in 1994 and 2000. Munday's One Act Play has advanced to the State OAP Meet 8 times, winning the State Championship in '93, 2nd runner-up in '97, and 1st runner-up in 2008. The school also has 3 State CX Debate championships.