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KIRVIN, TEXAS

Freestone County, North Central Texas
FM 80 and FM 1449
8 Miles SE of Wortham
10 Miles W of Fairfield

Population:
122 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

Judge O. C. Kirvin is the towns namesake. It was he who donated land for the railroad (the Trinity and Brazos Valley) when it arrive about 1905. The town was granted a post office in 1907 and Kirvin was incorporated in 1911. Three years later, the population was a respectable 800 people, however by the mid 1920s there were less than 300. By the late 1960s it was down to less than 100, increasing somewhat to 122 for the 2000 census.
Kirvin Tx scene
Kirvin scene
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Kirvin Tx Baptist Church
Kirvin Baptist Church
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Kirvin Tx 1874 Woods Chapel Primitive Baptist Church
1874 Woods Chapel Primitive Baptist Church
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Kirvin Tx Woods Chapel Primitive Baptist Church marker
Woods Chapel Primitive Baptist Church marker
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Kirvin Tx Methodist Church
Kirvin Methodist Church
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Kirvin Tx Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church
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Kirvin Tx Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church 151 anniversary Banner
Celebrating 151 years
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Kirvin Tx Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and School Marker
Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church and School Marker
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Kirvin Tx Masonic Lodge
Kirvin Masonic Lodge
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Kirvin Tx Post Office
Kirvin Post Office
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