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Lamar County TX
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DEPORT, TEXAS

Lamar County, Central Texas North

33°31'36"N 95°19'0"W (33.526642, -95.316725)

Highway 271
on the Red River County Line
18 Miles SE of Paris
Population: 578 (2010) 718 (2000) 746 (1990)

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Deport TX  tin man water tower
Deport's Tin Man
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Col. Dee Thompson is credited with founding the town in the late 1800s. A post office was granted in 1883 and seven years later the community had 350 residents.

By the mid 1890s Deport could boast a population of 600 which included five doctors – an impressive number for the times. The economy was based on cotton and corn.

In 1911 Paris and Mt. Pleasant were connected by a railroad and Deport prospered accordingly. Three years later the population was 1,200 – the town’s high-water mark.

In 1929 a disasterous fire destroyed much of the town’s business section. That and the effects of the Great Depression shrank the population to just over 800. The town managed to get through the next 20 years without incident or disaster, but in the mid 1950s, the railroad was discontinued. In the 1980s the population was 722, increasing to 746 in the early 1980s. The 2000 census reported 718 residents.

Deport, Texas Landmarks

Deport Photo Galllery:
Deport TX Street Scene
Downtown Deport
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Deport TX downtown building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
Deport Texas - Deport Times
The Deport Times
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Deport Texas - Deport Times
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
Deport TX -  First State Bank building
The 1909 First State Bank building
Photo courtesy Brett Parker
Deport TX -  First State Bank building
"A little history from FDIC. First State Bank 1909 till 1927 when the decline of economy forced FSB into bankruptcy. FIRST NATIONAL BANK then took over assets in 1927. It was sold to Guaranty Federal Bond in 1974. When a new building was built across the street, the old became storage. Building changed hands 3 times by locals. It turned into residents home in 2005." - Brett Parker
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Deport TX downtown
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Deport Tx - Downtown Department Store
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Deport TX Calaboose
Calaboose
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Deport TX  Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
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Deport TX  Cotton Gin
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Deport TX cemetery
Deport Cemetery
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
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Deport TX  Welding & Blacksmith
Deport Welding & Blacksmith
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Deport Texas city limit sign
Deport Texas City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
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Texas highway sign - Which Way To Deport
Which way to Deport?
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010

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Deport, Texas Nearby Towns:
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