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AQUILLA, TEXAS

Hill County, Central Texas North

3151'8"N 9713'9"W (31.852112, -97.219104)
FM 933
16 Miles SW of Hillsboro the county seat
9 miles W of I-35
26 miles N of Waco
72 miles S of Fort Worth
Population: 109 (2010) 136 (2000, 1990)

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Aquilla TX - Aquilla  Baptist Church
Aquilla Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began in the 1840s. The original name had been Mudtown but when a more dignified name was needed, they came up with Aquilla after early resident Aquilla Jones.

A post office was opened in 1859 and in the late 1870s the Texas Central Railroad came close to Aquilla - close enough for businesses and residents to move to the rails. Aquilla had 175 residents in 1886 and by 1892 it was down to just 100. In the late 1890s the town drilled a well to replace the creek water that they had been using. By 1910 the population was up to 200 and four years later there were over 500 people with all essential businesses. By the late 1950s the population was back to only 250 and it has since declined to 109.
Aquilla TX - closed Church
A closed Church in Aquilla
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Prairie Grove Cemetery

Hill County TX - Prairie Grove Cemetery
Prairie Grove Cemetery in Aquilla
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
Hill County TX - Prairie Grove Cemetery
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
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Copperhead Cemetery

31.815826, -97.260617
Hill County Aquila TX Copperhead Cemetery sign
Copperhead Cemetery sign
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
Hill County Aquila TX Copperhead Cemetery tombstone
Copperhaed Cemetery - Walter Clark tombstone
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
Hill County Aquila TX Copperhead Cemetery tombstone
Copperhead Cemetery - J.C. Latham tombstone
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
Hill County Aquila TX Copperhead Cemetery  tombstone
Copperhead Cemetery tombstone
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
Hill County Aquila TX Copperhead Cemetery
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018
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Aquilla Texas - Closed gas station
A closed gas station in Aquilla
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Aquilla Texas - open pot
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
Aquilla Texas ruins
Photo courtesy Jen Basham, March 2018

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