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JOSEPHINE, TEXAS

Collin County/ Hunt County, North Central Texas
FM 1777 near the Sabine River
4 Miles E of Lavon Lake
15 Miles SW of Greenville
4 Miles E of Nevada
25 Miles SE of McKinney

Population: 594 (2000) 503 (1990)

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Photo courtesy Mike Price, 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Like it’s neighbor Nevada, things started with the arrival of the railroad in 1888. The name comes from the daughter of the man (J.C. Hubbard) who donated land for the townsite. A post office was granted the same year. The first population figures available were for 1900 when there were 200 residents. This figure grew to “well over 500 by the mid-1920” according to the Handbook of Texas. After the Great Depression the town was left with 350 people – not a fatal reduction, but one that was felt. The proximity to Dallas continued to drain off population and by 1960 the population was under 300. It increased to over 500 for 1990 and continued to the present (2000) figure of 594.
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