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CALLISBURG, TEXAS

Cooke County, Central Texas North

3342'1"N 970'50"W (33.700207, -97.013912)
FM 2896 and FM 678
11 Miles NE of Gainesville the county seat
Population: 363 Est. (2016)
353 (2010) 365 (2000) 344 (1990)

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Callisburg Methodist Church, Callisburg Texas
Historic Callisburg Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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History in a Pecan Shell

First settlement occured sometime before the Civil War. Named for a blacksmith named Sam Callis, the community had a post office granted in 1873. The population was 300 in 1883 and the town had most essential businesses. For reasons not known, the post office closed and the population fell by two-thirds by 1902. Oil was discovered in the 1920s, but if there was a boom, it was short lived.

The population level stayed between 100 and 200 through the 1970s when it decreased to a mere 68 but by 1988 it reached a high-water mark of 329.


Callisburg Attractions/Landmarks:
Cooke County  Sandy Creek Through Truss Bridge Callisburg TX
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Sandy Creek Through Truss Bridge
"This beautifully restored 1893 77 foot Through Truss Bridge was move from the Sandy Creek crossing on CR489 four miles northeast of Callisburg to the Parkhill Park." - Barclay Gibson
Callisburg Methodist Church, Callisburg Texas
Historic Callisburg Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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Callisburg, Texas Nearby Towns:
Gainesville the county seat
Dallas | Saint Jo | Denton | Sherman
See Cooke County | Central Texas North

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