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    PALUXY, TEXAS

    Hood County, North Central Texas
    FM 51 on the Paluxy River
    8.5 miles SE of Bluff Dale
    About 15 Miles SW of
    of Granbury
    Population: 0076 (From 1970 through 2000)

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    Paluxy TX - Road Sign
    Entering Paluxy
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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    History in a Pecan Shell

    Paluxy dates prior to the formation of Hood County (1866) when it was part of Erath County. The Paluxy post office was opened eight years previously although it appears that the modern post office has recently closed (as of 2013).

    Originally, the area had been called “Pulltight” to describe the flow of the river and the difficulty in fording it by horseback or carriage, The name had been used verbally so it appears in text in a variety of misspellings (Baloxey, Poloxeyville, Paluxieville).

    During the early 1860s, as the Civil War raged, Indian raids on remaining settlers were frequent. After the war, a gristmill was built on the river which lured new settlers and provided stability.

    Without a railroad connection and being only 15 miles from the county seat, Paluxy never developed a business district and remained mostly agricultural.

    The population was around 100 in 1887 and it hasn’t changed much over the years. It was reported at seventy-six from 1970 through 2000, after reaching a peak of 164 (a number also used for decades (1900-1970).
    Paluxy TX - Baptist Churches
    Paluxy Baptist Churches
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    Paluxy TX - Tabernacle
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    Paluxy Tx - Closed Store
    A closed store
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    Paluxy TX - Closed Post Office

    The closed post office
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    Hood County TX - 1907 Postal Map
    1907 Hood County Postal Map showing Paluxy
    NW of Glen Rose

    (Below "HO" in "HOOD", near Somervell state line)
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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