in a Pecan Shell
Settled in the 1850s, Dicey was named after a woman. The man who was
brave enough to marry a woman named Dicey was named W.G. Puryear.
Before Dicey, the community had been named Power after a minister
of the local church. The town had a post office from 1891 until it
closed in 1929.
The population of Dicey never exceeded 100 people. It was around 60
from the 1920s until the 40's. After that the population was estimated
at somewhere around 20.
After noticing on your website that Dicey was located only a handful
of miles from our house, I decided to go look for it yesterday, having
never heard of it before.
Heading south on FM 730 from Azle,
Dicey was to the right off North Shore Lake Dr, Lake Weatherford was
to the left. From there it's maybe about an eighth of a mile on a
dirt road to the right. This is where the cemetery is located anyway.
About all we could see was the cemetery and a few homes scattered
nearby. No sign of what might have been the old post office. There
was a sign saying that the land for the cemetery had been given to
Clear Fork Baptist Church by William Baker Family in 1869 but we didn't
see the mentioned Church.
Here are a few photos of the cemetery. - Rita Short, October 02,
Photo Courtesy Rita Short
County 1907 Postal Map showing Dicey
(Above "E" in "PARKER")
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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