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    GODLEY, TEXAS

    Johnson County, North Central Texas
    State Highway 171, FM 2331 and FM 917
    About 9 Miles NW of Cleburne
    SW of Fort Worth
    Population: 879 (2000)

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    Godley Tx - Texas Shaped Sign
    Texas Shaped Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013

    History in a Pecan Shell

    The town was established in 1886. The namesake was R. B. Godley, a Cleburne businessman who donated the right-of-way to the railroad (The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe).

    Godley also donated 20 acres for the townsite. A station was built that same year (1886) and a post office opened in 1888.

    Early population figures arenít available but in the mid 1920s, there were 613 residents, which declined to 378 during the Great Depression. The 1940s saw continuing decline and it bottomed out at 317. By the 1950s it had rebounded to 424.

    The 1990 census counted 569 residents which grew to 879 by 2000.
    TX - Godley IOOF Cemetery Entry
    Godley IOOF Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Godley Tx Shop
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    Godley Tx - Oil Well Sign
    Oil Well Sign
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    Entering Godley City Limit | Leaving Cresson
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    Johnson County TX 1907 Postal Map
    1907 Johnson County map showing Godley & Cresson
    (Above "J" in "JOHNSON")

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