in a Pecan Shell
takes its name from Dr. Robert Faught. The fledgling community had
a mere 20 people before acquiring a post office in 1893 with Dr.
Faught becoming postmaster.
The post office
closed its doors in 1905 although two businesses continued into
the 1930s. A church, school and cemetery remained on maps.
to Paris hurt Faught but
the community still had a business as of 1990 and a population estimated
to be 25.
Faught Texas information
Regarding the population of Faught, if Faught is considered to be
comprised only of the area between the two state signs, there has
never been a population of 100. To this day, many people claim to
live in Faught that are about a mile or so outside the two state
signs. Due to the explosive development of highway 195, there have
been many huge houses constructed in “Faught” in the past 10 years
or so and the total population is well over 100.
The Army training camp that did open near Faught and Paris
Texas at the start of WWII
was Camp Maxey which
still exists as a National Guard site. Camp
Maxey not only trained thousands of soldiers, it was also a
German POW site. - August 04, 2016