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OLIN, TEXAS

Hamilton County, North Central Texas
Highway 281 and FM 219
10 Miles S of Hico
12 Miles N of Hamilton
30 Mils S of Stephenville

Population: 0012 (2000)

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Olin Texas country scene
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the early 1890s, it was granted a post office in 1898 which remained open until 1908. Mail was then routed through Hico. By 1900 the town had phone service and basic businesses as well as a school and two churches.

The population was reported at 40 for the 1950 Census. Four years later Olin was down to one church and two businesses, but the stores were gone by the mid 1960s. The population fell to only 12 for the 1970 census the same figure given for 2000.

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Photographer's Note:
Located between Hamilton & Hico Texas in Hamilton County. It sits at the intersection of Hwy 281 & FM219. The church & just a few residences occupy this place on the map. - William Beauchamp, July 2009
Olin Texas - Olin Baptist Church
Olin Baptist Church
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
Olin Texas - Olin Baptist Church historical marker
Olin Baptist Church historical marker
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
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