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    PORTLAND, TEXAS

    Fannin County, North Central Texas
    FM 1552
    About 10 Miles S of Bonham
    N of Greenville
    Population: Unknown

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    Portland TX - Portland Church
    Portland Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013

    History in a Pecan Shell

    Founded in the 1870s, the community grew alongside the Bonham to Greenville Road. In 1882 the community’s first church was built and within two years a post office had been granted. The post office closed its doors in 1887, the same year the community was bypassed by the railroad.

    In 1898 the Portland Church was organized and met in the community school. It received its own building in 1909. An annual homecoming has been held since the mid 1960s. It is scheduled for the first Sunday in August.

    It appears that there never was a distinct business district due to its proximity to Bonham and Bailey. No historic or current population statistics are available.

    Photographer's Note:
    "What is left of Portland is located on FM 1552 9 miles south of Bonham or about 1.5 miles NE of Bailey." - Barclay Gibson

    Portland TX - Historical Marker
    Portland Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013
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