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BROADWAY, TEXAS

Shown on the TxDoT county map as Broadway Junction
Lamar County, North Central Texas
Farm Road 1184 and Hwy 90
7 miles S of Paris
Population: 25 (1990)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Texas’ other Broadway was way out in Crosby County. Both were named for the broad expanse of the landscape, but this one got the post office.

It was founded in 1885, when F. E. Hutchins opened a store. When the post office was applied for Hutchins suggested Broadway. Granted by the postal authorities, it opened in 1890.

Population figures remained at the same exact number (127) from 1904 through the mid-1940s. The 1936 county highway map also identified a school at the site.

After World War II the exodus from rural Texas to urban Texas was in full swing and the Broadway school closed. By 1957 students were in the Delmar ISD. attending classes within the Delmar Independent School District.

By 1970 the population had decreased to twenty-five, the same as the 1990 census.

The McDonald cemetery is shown just outside of what was Broadway.

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