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LEONARD, TEXAS

Fannin County, Central Texas North
Highways 69 and 78
About 12 Miles S of Bonham
20 Miles NW of Greenville
20 Miles SE of Sherman
Population: 2,004 (2010) 1,846 (2000)

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Leonard Tx Downtown
Downtown Leonard
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

History in a Pecan Shell

The town’s history can be pinpointed to a specific date. Lots were first sold on the 22nd of July in 1880 with a post office and school opening the following year.

From a mere 50 people in 1881, Leonard increased to 350 by 1885 and ended the decade with 400 residents.

The town acquired a newspaper in 1890 and Leonard settled in – content with being an agrarian community – producing mainly cotton – with side crops of wheat and corn.

The population has remained stable for decades – at around 1,000 people. It broke 1,500 for the 1980 census and for 2000 it was reported as 1,846.

A Visit to Leonard
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Leonard Tx Colorful Underpass
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A Visit to Leonard

Photographer's Note:
Leonard is an interesting town. Everywhere you look there is something to take a picture of. - Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Leonard Tx colorful downtown
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Leonard Tx Downtown pharmacy
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Leonard Tx First State Bank
Leonard First State Bank
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Leonard Tx downtown businesses
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Leonard Historic Museum, Leonard Tx
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Leonard Tx First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
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Leonard Tx Presbyterian Church Bell
Presbyterian Church Bell
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Leonard Tx Methodist Church
Leonard Methodist Church
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Leonard Tx New Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
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Leonard Tx New Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church bell
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church bell
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Leonard Tx Baptist Bell
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Leonard Tx building
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Leonard Tx building
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Leonard Tx Tin Warehouse
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Leonard Cemetery, Texas
Leonard Cemetery
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