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Erath County TX
Erath County

PATILLO, TEXAS
AKA Patilo, Texas

Erath County, Central Texas North

32.503, -98.169
FM 2803 and FM 3208
Just off US 281
N of Stephenville
W of Granbury
Population: 10 (1980, 1990)

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TX - Patillo Grocery & Feed store

Patillo Grocery & Feed 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 Patillo 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.
TX - Patillo baptist church

The Patillo Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005

TX - Patillo community meeting tabernacle

The Patillo community tabernacle
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005
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TX - Patillo Grocery & Feed store

The Patillo store
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, July 2005

Patilo TX Erath County 1904 postmark
Patilo TX Erath County 1904 postmark
Cover cancelled with Patilo, TX 1904 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Erath County Texas 1907 map
Erath County 1907 Postal Map showing Patillo as Patilo
near Palo Pinto county line
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


Patillo, Texas Area Towns:
Stephenville | Granbury
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