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PATILLO, TEXAS

Erath County, North Central Texas
FM 2803 and FM 3208
Just off US 281
Population : 10

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A picturesque store in Patilo, Texas
The Patillo Store

Photo by John Troesser, February 2004
History in a Pecan Shell

Established about 1890, Henry Ator and G. A. Hunt established the first businesses. Hunt became the town’s first postmaster. The population was a respectable 68 in 1900, but by 1910 it had declined to only 33. In 1940 Patilo had 54 people with a school and two businesses.

Today Patillo consists of the picturesque store above, a church, a volunteer fire department substation and an open-air meeting hall.
Patillo baptist church




The Patillo Baptist Church

Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005
Patillo community meeting tabernacle


The Patillo community tabernacle

Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005
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