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ROSSTON, TEXAS

Cooke County, North Central Texas

Farm Road 922
20 Miles SW of Gainesville
Not shown on state or county maps
Population: 00075 (2000)

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Rosston General Store,  Rosston Texas
Rosston General Store
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Rosston was already being settled when local Indians attacked the community in January of 1865, killing nine. In the early 1870s, William, John, Perry and Orr Ross opened a store and cotton gin here.

A post office opened inside the Rossí store and the name (which had been Rosstown) was changed to Rosston. Rosstonís population remained small and although no population figures are available, it appears to have reached its high-water mark before 1920. In 1980 Rosstonís population was 110 with several churches and a store. It remained at 110 for the 1990 census but declined to 75 for the 2000 count.
Photographer's Note:
Subject: Rosston Texas
Came across this little 'town', but it's not much more than a collection of houses. This little store was just off the highway and looked interesting. - Mike Price, October 2007
Rosston Store since 1879,  Rosston Texas
Rosston Store since 1879
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Nutrena Feed and fire wood,  Rosston Texas
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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