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IVANHOE, TEXAS

Fannin County, North Central Texas / East Texas

FM 898
10 miles N of Bonham
38 miles NE of Sherman
Population: 1,443 (2010) 110 est. (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Hawkins' Prairie after early settler Strother Hawkins, the post office authorities rejected the name when an application was made in 1885.

Confederate veteran Capt. Joe Dupree, suggested the name to honor Sir Walter Scott's novel, which was enjoying popularity throughout the English speaking world.

In the 1880s the town had 150 people and was connected to Bonham by a stage line.

The population reached its zenith in the 1890s with 200 people, but by 1915 it had dropped to 75.

A Baptist church was organized in 1872. The church is the subject of a short story written by Harold Bell.

Ivanhoe, Texas
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