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Denton County TX
Denton County


DROP, TEXAS

Denton County, North Central Texas

FM 1384
4 miles NW of Justin
SW of Denton
North of Fort Worth
Population: extremely dispersed

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History in a Pecan Shell

The Denton Creek Settlement - established in 1854 – included what would become Drop.

The original name on the application was Dewdrop, but this was rejected by postal authorities. There was a Dew, Texas in Fairfield County, although research shows that there never has been a Dewdrop, Texas. The settlers simply dropped the Dew from their name rather than incur the wrath of bureaucrats.

In 1886 the Drop post office opened, but was closed by 1910.

In the late 1880s, the railroad built near Justin and this drew people and businesses from Drop.

In 1936 Drop only had thirty-eight people and it declined further to fewer than thirty in 1963.

Drop, Texas Forum

Subject: No Stangers in Drop, Texas

My name is Chelsey Cox, and I live in Drop, Texas. Seeing as Drop is no longer a ‘town’ per se, I did most of my growing up in Justin. I can remember the always unique cookouts the firehouse would have and the Justin Fun Days we used to have every year. The best thing about Justin is that everyone is family and every one knows everyone else. We can sit down in Mom’s Café and the waitress already knows what we want to drink, everyone knows the names of our 5-6 police officers who are always glad to help. Justin is a small family-oriented town, a place like every other place used to be.

Throughout my childhood the whole community would swim at "Drop Slab" in the summer and today on the last Monday night of every month, everyone in Drop will cook up their favorite dish and meet at the old schoolhouse for dinner. Everyone knows everyone else and are willing enough to help whenever possible. I love living in Drop because it's small, there are no strangers, and the traditions of over 100 yrs are still practiced today. - Chelsey Cox, Drop, Texas, August 17, 2007

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