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HIRAM, TEXAS

Kaufman County, North Central Texas
FM 2965 Just S of I 20
Population 000034

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Hiram Tx Locust Grove Baptist Church
Locust Grove Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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Named after the middle name of the town's first postmaster (James Hughes), the community had been known as Locust Grove prior to 1893. The population around 1900 was a healthy 110 residents where it remained more or less through WWII. A sharp decline set in, reducing the number of Hiramites to a mere 30. It has remained at that level to the present and only the Baptist Church and cemetery remain with a nursing home according to some sources.
Locust Grove Cemetery Hiram Tx
Locust Grove Cemetery in Hiram
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2007
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