TexasEscapes.com  
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
TEXAS TOWNS
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine

CADDO MILLS, TEXAS

Hunt County, North Central Texas
Highway 66 and FM 36
8 Miles SW of Greenville
40 Miles NW of Dallas
Population: 1,371 (2010) 1,149 (2000)

Book Hotel Here > Greenville Hotels
Caddo Mills Texas store
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
More Texas Stores
History in a Pecan Shell

Named after the Caddo Indians who were the first inhabitants, settlement began in the 1850s. In the 1870s a grist mill was built just west of the current town. A store opened and the town grew up around it. It became known as Caddo Mills and in 1879 a post office was granted under that name.

The population reached 100 in the early 1880s and in 1886 the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (KATY) railroad arrived. The railroad increased the population to 500 by 1892. The population in the mid teens reached 700 but decreased even before the Great Depression arrived. The population just prior to WWII was less than 400 and growth has been slow but upward ever since. The 1964 population was 680, increasing to just over 1,300 in 1988.
Caddo Mills Texas street scene
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Caddo Mills Texas water tower
Caddo Mills water tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
More Texas Water Towers
Caddo Mills, Texas
Area Destinations:

Greenville
Dallas
Book Hotel Here:
Greenville Hotels
More Hotels
More Texas Towns & Hotels:
See North Central Texas
Texas Towns
Texas Ghost Towns
Texas Counties
Texas

Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic photos, please contact us.

Custom Search
Greenville Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in Greenville
Book Here
TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS FEATURES
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright Texas Escapes. All Rights Reserved