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BELLEVUE, TEXAS

Named after New York's Hospital

Clay County, Central Texas North

3338'7"N 980'56"W (33.635221, -98.015609)
Highway 287
12 miles NW of Bowie
17 miles SE of Henrietta
35 miles SE of Wichita Falls
Popularion: 362 (2010)
386 (2000) 333 (1990)

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Bellevue Tx First Baptist Church
Bellevue First Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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History in a Pecan Shell

Settlement began in the 1870s but things didn't moving until 1882, when the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway made Bellevue a shipping point on its line. That same year a post office was applied for and for some unknown reason the railroad's surveyor named the town after the famed hospital in NYC.

By 1902 the population was 300 and the townspeople incorporated. In April of 1906 the town suffered a destructive tornado - leaving fourteen dead and only a handful of buildings standing. The town rebuilt and by the mid 1920s the town had over 700 people. With the arrival of The Great Depression the population declined to 546 by 1936 and although oil was discovered nearby, there was no boom. Even into the 1960s the town never reclaimed its initial momentum - remaining at just 289 into the late 1960s. In recent years the town has inched toward a population of 400 - reaching 386 for the 2000 Census.

A Visit to Bellevue, Texas Today:

Bellevue Tx Closed Gas Station
Bellevue Tx Closed Gas Station
Closed Gas Stations in Bellevue
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Bellevue Tx Closed Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Bellevue Tx Closed Store
Bellevue closed stores
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Bellevue Tx tin man water tower
The freshly painted water tower.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Bellevue, Texas Area Towns:
Henrietta | Bowie | Wichita Falls
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