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    NOVICE, TEXAS

    Lamar County, North Central Texas
    FM 2648 and FM 195
    11 Miles NE of Paris
    Population: Unknown

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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
    History in a Pecan Shell

    Novice was settled in the first part of the 20th Century. There are two suggested origins of the name, one based on a family named Navis and the other claiming that the new village was named because it was a “novice.” Whichever case is true, the village only had a population of ten in the 1930s. The proximity to Paris stopped any growth and older maps show it as being dispersed with no center. Population figures stopped in the 1950s. It remains on the detailed county map and the state map.
    Novice Tx,  Lamar County - Novice Baptist Church And School
    Novice Baptist Church and School
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
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