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LOCUST, TEXAS

Grayson County, Central Texas North

FM 996
"Nestled on the shores of Lake Texoma"
About 13 Miles NW of Sherman
Near Denison

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History in a Pecan Shell

Established sometime in the 1880s, the town had enough letter-writing people to get a post office in 1892. By the turn of the century, Locust had a general store and cotton gin as well as a church. Growth was between slow and non-existent. The post office closed in 1907 and the population remained around 30 from 1900 through the 1940s. Over the years, it added more and more people until 118 residents were counted for the 2000 Census.

Update:
"It's an old town and around 1900 had a church, trading post (with a domino table on the back porch), gin, a doctor, post office…. and a population of a little over 100. I think it was 118.

Nowadays Locust has a li'l' old country store, a volunteer fire department with five trucks and I would say about good 500 full-time folks living here. It has about 350 weekend homes as well. There is a large Boy Scout camp, an All Saints Church camp, two marinas and a public lakeside campground. All nestled on the shores of Lake Texoma. The postal address here is now Pottsboro." - Carl Rogers, Locust, Texas, June 02, 2015
"P.S. We just got a cell phone tower!"
Lake Texoma near Denison Texas
Lake Texoma
Photo courtesy Mike Price, July 2007

LOCUST, TEXAS

by d.knape


When we ask why
it's not discussed,
no one will tell
about Locust

About all we get
is a clueless shrug,
nobody knows how
it got named for a bug.

© d.knape

Grayson County TX 1920s Map
Grayson County 1920s map
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Locust, Texas
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