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BLANTON, TEXAS

Hill County, North Central Texas

FM 934
13 Miles NW of Hillsboro
Population: 0008 (2000)

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Blanton Tx - Community Tabernacle
Blanton Community Tabernacle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

Blanton emerged in the mid 1870s with a post office being granted in 1881. By the middle of that decade, Blanton had churches of three denominations and a school as well as at least one cotton gin and perhaps two gristmills.

The 1890 census reported a mere 50 residents but grew to 150 by the end of that decade. Bypassed by the Texas and Brazos Valley Railroad in the early 1900s, Blanton suffered the blow of seeing its post office close.

It managed to keep one business alive through the 1930s, but that too closed. The cemetery still appears on county maps, but the town was dropped from state maps years ago.

Blanton, Texas
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