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POTTSBORO, TEXAS

Grayson County, North Central Texas
FM 120
3 Miles S of Fink
18 Miles NW of Sherman
6 Miles W of Denison

Population:
1,579 (2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

The town was founded by early settler James A. Potts who had donated the land for the town in 1876. Potts also donated a right-of-way to tempt the Missouri, Kansas and Texas to run a spur from Denison
, which it did. The now prospering community incorporated in 1880, and had a healthy population of 200 by 1885. A post office was granted in 1891.

The population was 500 in 1925 but declined to around 358 by the mid 1930s. It has since grown due to its proximity to Denison.
Pottsboro Texas railroad underpass
Railroad underpass
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
Photographer's Note:
Subject: Pottsboro

Most of the old downtown area. Municipal offices seems to be the only occupied. Retailing has moved over to highway 120.

The railroad 'underpass' is just west of town and is beautifully set up to get you with 90 degree turns going both directions. There're crosses to prove it.
- Mike Price, November 18, 2007
Pottsboro Texas main street
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
Pottsboro Texas building
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Pottsboro Texas church
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Pottsboro Texas water tower
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Pottsboro Texas fish sign
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