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BAGBY, TEXAS

Fannin County, North Central Texas / East Texas
Farm Road 1550
Between Ladonia & Honey Grove
15 miles SE of Bonham
30 miles SE of Sherman
30 miles SW of Paris
Population Unknown

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Bagby, Texas Gin crew, 1912
Bagby Gin Crew ca 1912.
Photo courtesy Austinnetta Holt Brown

History in a Pecan Shell

Bagby got started in 1895 when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway railroad arrived and their post office opened (closed in 1904.)

In 1900 there were two gins in Bagby one of which is shown above. A store and sawmill rounded out the commercial interests of the town and they also had a church and school.

Wartime decisions forced railroad service to end in 1944, but according to the Handbook of Texas Online, Bagby continues to have a school for area children.
Bagby Gin crew, Texas 1912
Close up view of the Bagby Gin Crew. "X" marks Francis Marion Holt.

1912 photo courtesy Austinnetta Holt Brown
"I AM SEARCHING FOR A PHOTO OF MY GRANDFATHER WILLIAM GIBSON HOLT. I KNOW FOR SURE THE THIRD MAN ON THE RIGHT FACING YOU IS ONE OF HIS BROTHER'S FRANCES MARION HOLT, AND THOUGH THE PICTURE IS NOT ALL THAT CLEAR I AM SO HOPING SOMEONE CAN TELL ME WHO THE OTHER MEN IN THE PHOTO ARE. COULD ONE OF THEM BE MY GRANDFATHER???? THANK YOU SO MUCH."
- AUSTINNETTA HOLT BROWN, November 01, 2002
Fannin County Texas 1940s map
Fannin County 1940s map showing Bagby
(Southeast corner of Fannin County)

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Bagby, Texas
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